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MR. WILFRID E. PLAYFAIR
MR. F. WYLIE SYPHER ***•***•*•••**
A new college ... synchronized
WHEN THE STAFF of the 1944 Microcosm held
its first meeting last spring, it was unanimously
decided that this Mic would have to be different. We
would have snappier layouts, more candids, many line
cut illustrations, and, above all, a theme that would set
it off from any other Mic. After much thought and con-
centration, we hit upon the fact that in war time people
very often look back to what has gone before, making
comparisons with the present in order to predict the
future, and we decided to apply this fact to Mic. It
would have been nice if this had been an anniversary
year of some kind, but the only anniversary we could
find is that this is the 35th volume of Mic. However, we
decided to go ahead with our comparison of the infant
Simmons with the Simmons of 1944 anyway. We have
tried to carry out our theme through the line cut illus-
trations and in the writing. We have included a back-
ground history of the college and have slanted the rest
of the copy with an eye to the way things were when
Simmons was a bare building standing almost alone
beside the city dump. We have come to the conclusion
that great strides have been made since then — socially,
architecturally, economically, and, last but not least,
intellectually. Our prediction? That Simmons will con-
t inue to progress, and will remain a leader in the educa-
tion of women.
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e d m I B I S T R ! I o a
• Simmons College is forty-two years old, and
is therefore quite young as colleges measure age. At the same time, Simmons is
old enough to be the pioneer of a new ideal in the education of women, and this
fact her historian would no doubt find much more important than mere years or
ivy-clad walls. Every Simmons student knows that ideal — "sound profes-
sional education based on broad liberal studies."
When Simmons opened its doors, a college for women combining cultural and
professional studies was unheard of. Faded clippings from newspapers and
magazines of the time reveal that the venture ivas regarded as sensational, if
not revolutionary . There must have been quite a fluttering in the dovecotes. This
seems amusing noiv, ivhen relatively few positions are closed to women, es-
pecially in tvartime. Changes have come quickly these past four decades.
It would be easy to attribute the gift of prophecy to the founders of Simmons,
since the plan they evolved has coincided with the social and economic trend and
has now won fairly general acceptance. The evidence indicates that they tvere
far-sighted men, but not prophets. They knew that women were being drawn
into the economic world, and that they should be given adequate preparation.
Bancroft Beatley, A.M., Ed.D., Litt.D., President
Our administrators adapt
THE SIMMONS CORPORATION is keeper of a sacred trust.
They received it from fore-sighted, practical John Simmons, a
Boston merchant who provided in his will for the founding of a
women's college "that should give instruction in art, science, and
industry best calculated to enable the scholars to acquire an inde-
pendent livelihood." John Simmons' works set the pace, and formed
the matrix from which the future aims and purposes of the embryon-
ic college were to be indelibly impressed.
In 1899 the Corporation was organized, and three years later
the doors of the "first modern college of its kind in the country"
were thrown open to students. Guided by the watchwords, "Art,
Science, and Industry," the Simmons Corporation has done a good
job. Its particular jurisdiction lies in questions of administration,
finance, and property, for the discussion of which it holds several
Just how faithfully the Corporation has followed the spirit and
letter of the founder's will may be seen in the record and achievement
of Simmons graduates, the readiness with which the college was
geared to wartime needs, and in the well-balanced fusion of tech-
nology and liberal arts that characterizes its program.
The Corporation consists of the following members: Henry Le-
favour, Ph.D., LL.D.;John Washburn Bartol, A.B., M.D.; Emeritus;
Mary Eleanor Williams; Henry Edmund Bothfeld, Treasurer; Carl
Dreyfus, A.B.; Charles Milton Davenport, A.B., LL.B.; William
Emerson, A.B., Art.D., Chairman; Francis Prescott, A.B.; John
Stanley Ames, A.B., M.F.; William Brooks Baker, A.B., LL.B.,
Clerk; Bancroft Beatley, A.M., Ed.D., Litt.D., President of the College,
Erwin Haskell Schell, S.B.; Edward J. Frost; Rosamond Lamb;
Richard Mason Smith, A.B., M.D., S.D.; Ruth Hornblower Green-
// is to their credit that they proceeded ivith prudence and caution,
keeping step with the professional progress of women, but at-
tempting no sprints in advance of the parade.
"The whole process must be tentative," wrote Henry Lefa-
vour, first president of Simmons, when the college was being
organised. "You must expect mistakes and partial failures.
You have both to create markets for your products and fit your
products to the demand of the existing market .
This is business talk ivith a vengeance. But it tells the story.
Simmons has always been preoccupied about finding neiv
markets for its products (^graduates*), as well as about fitting
these products to the demand of the existing market. As a rule,
hoivever, it uses locutions other than this to describe the process.
The will of John Simmons, a wealthy Boston merchant,
which provided the funds to endow tvhat Mr. Simmons called
Simmons female College, shows clearly that he did not foresee
what women would later do in the world or how they would be
educated to do it. This document, drawn in 1867 said in part:
"It is my will to found and endow an institution . . for the
purpose of teaching medicine, music, drawing, designing,
telegraphy, and other branches of art, science and industry
best calculated to enable scholars to acquire an independent
Peg petitions the president
college policy to a changing world
ough, A.B.; Charles Belcher Rugg, A.M., LL.B.; Elisabeth Mc-
Arthur Shepard, S.B.; Robert Fiske Bradford, A.B., LL.B.; Ada
Louise Comstock, A.M., LL.D., Litt.D., L.H.D.; Abbie Edith
Dunks, S.B.; Arthur Perry, A.B.; Eleanor Cassidy Keegan, S.B.;
and Eleanor Hayward, S.B., M.B.A.
Go-between for Corporation and student body is affable President
Bancroft Beatley, who participates at length in student activities.
A familiar figure at Mic and News dances, he also wields a mighty
ping-pong paddle, and is star batter at the annual Faculty-Student
Baseball Game. Active in the educational field Mr. Beatley also
helps out in the civilian war effort, and manages to devote some time
to his hobby, a miniature model railroad. Past-master of the neatly-
turned phrase, Mr. Beatley combines tact with a keen sense of
humor. His particular domain is administration, instruction, and
Benign and understanding, Dean Jane Louise Mesick presides
over student welfare, scholarships, and residence. A good sport, she
is always ready to lend a sympathetic ear to student projects, prob-
lems, or complaints. Miss Mesick also participates actively in
civilian war work, via the Red Cross, aid to war-prisoners, and her
job as Executive Secretary of the Medical Division of Civilian De-
fense in the Boston area.
Since 1940, Dr. James Mead Hyatt, Professor of Physics, has been
Dean of the Graduate Division. A favorite of the students, Dr.
Hyatt is known for the extreme lucidity with which he lectures and
a knack for making science meaningful to his classes. Dr. Hyatt
recently made Ellen Richards Club history by his vocal rendition of
"Sweet Adeline," followed by an encore on an air column device,
recruited from the laboratory for this special purpose.
Jane Louise Mesick, Ph.D., Litt.D., Dean
The Dean dallies with Miss Woodill
James Mead Hyatt, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate Division
Anne McHenry Hopkins, A.B., M.D.
Director of Health
What is a college made of?
THE PROBLEMS of Wall Street seem petty after looking over the
duties that the Comptroller's Office handles every day. Mr.
Richmond K. Bachelder has the main responsibility of taking care of
the college's day-by-day finances. With his staff, he must also super-
vise the issuing and payment of term bills, the upkeep of the college
buildings and property, and, greatest headache of all, the rationing
problems of the school. This year the office took over the distribu-
tion of ration books to resident students who go home in vacation
periods. Class accounts, publication expenses, and sizable club
contracts are another side of the duties of the office. With members
of the staff doing everything from signing commuters' special rate
blanks to acting as notaries public, it is easy to see why the office is
one of the busiest every day in the year.
The Health Office is where girls take their sniffles, headaches,
and such accidents as result from hitting a thumb instead of the
curtain rod nail with a hammer. Dr. Anne McHenry Hopkins,
assisted by Dr. Elsie Brown, supervises all the routine cases and, in
addition, conducts the yearly physical examinations of Freshmen
and Seniors. Nurse Gilson is the unofficial morale booster who gives
out sound advice with prescriptions and pills. In the Health Labora-
tory, Mrs. Mary Hill takes blood tests, makes analyses, and gives
lamp treatments. X-rays made by Mr. Stearns in his laboratory are
sent here to be read and studied. The personal interest which every-
one takes in each girl is typified by her complete health record kept
on file in the office.
The Recorder's Office, under the care of Miss Marjorie Burbank,
Doris M. Sutherland, Miss Barrett, Admission and Guidance
Margaret K. Gonyea, S.B., Registrar
Health and wealth and paper work . . .
is the place in which students' vital statistics are kept. From the
time she enters as a Freshman until she is graduated, a careful check
is kept on each student's marks and point accumulation. Miss
Burbank and her staff make out examination schedules with a con-
siderate eye to preventing conflicts. The office also has transcripts
of students' marks to send out to prospective employers or girls
about to enter the armed services.
The Registrar's Office is one of three which work in coordina-
tion. Under the charge of Mrs. Margaret Gonyea, the office deals
with arranging each student's program of classes and issuing bulle-
tins of information about the college which tell of classes, personnel,
and program objectives. This year besides the regular issuing of
bulletins and booklets, the office is publishing the annual catalogue
with a brighter, more attractive format. In order to establish pro-
grams for Juniors which will be satisfactory for each student, indi-
vidual conferences were held throughout the winter.
In the Main Office, conflicting classes are straightened out by
Miss Jennings, Miss Grant, Miss Barrett, and Miss Belding.
The third connected office is the attractive Office of Admission
and Guidance presided over by Miss Doris M. Sutherland and her
assistant, Miss Wry. Besides interviewing prospective Sallies, Miss
Sutherland is in charge of the College Opportunities program which
seeks to keep Freshmen happy during Orientation Week and to
educate them in the idiosyncrasies of the various schools through
the weekly Wednesday classes.
Richmond K. Bachelder, B.B.A., Comptroller
Miss Jennings and Miss Barrett compare notes
Mr. Simmons died in 1870 and a disaster tivo years later
prevented the college he envisioned from becoming one of the
oldest iv omen s colleges in the country. The great Boston fire of
1872 iviped out more than half of the buildings in the downtown
area ivhich he had bequeathed to the college. There was a lag
of nearly thirty years until the trust accumulated to the necessary
proportions. The college was finally incorporated in 1899 and
formally opened in 1902.
The careers expressly named by the founder were no longer
those which women ivould choose in large numbers, or had been
preempted by universities, conservatories, or specialised schools.
The trustees of the new college decided that the need of the hour
was for a technical college for women. In consequence, they laid
out plans for four great programs: in business, household eco-
nomics, librarianship, and science, and required of graduates
a four-year college education .
It was at this point that the "Simmons plan" of education
came into being. It envisioned a thorough educational back-
ground for the student with direct preparation for a definite
vocation on graduation. Its end product — the word is Mr.
Lefavour's — was to be "not a mere specialist in a limited field,
but a well-rounded, ivell-developed personality, capable and
Queries, books and
Mr. Lefavour left Williams College, where he had been
dean, to assist in planning the new college and became its first
head. The first dean of Simmons was Sarah Louise Arnold,
who resigned as supervisor of Boston schools to lend her aid in
launching the novel enterprise in the education of women. Both
served the college for many years and saw the dream of the
There were 149 first-year students enrolled when the college
opened for instruction in modest rented quarters at 739 Boylston
Street. A total of 1636 students, including those enrolled in
graduate and summer programs, registered at Simmons in
1943-44. Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, England,
Hawaii, Peru, Puerto Rico, and the West Indies as well as
twenty-six states of the Union were represented. Today the
college offers instruction in nine different schools: English,
Library Science, Social Work, Business, Retailing, Science,
Home Economics, Nursing, and Preprofessional Studies.
The main college building on the Fenivay was first used in
1904, and since that time, the addition of two large wings
has almost doubled its capacity . South Hall and the Refectory
ivere completed in 1905, North Hall in 1907 , and through the
years the residence hall area on Brookline Avenue and Pilgrim
Road was gradually enlarged and improved. Evans Hall, the
latest addition to the group, ivas completed in 1938. In 1914-15
the official name, Simmons Female College, became, Simmons
College, "the change being in accord with modern usage of
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short order cooks
BACK IN 1904 Simmons College moved from No. 739
Boylston Street and established residence at 300
the Fenway. The building was wing-less, with the base-
ment containing a cloak-room, rest-room, laboratories,
and a temporary lunchroom — rather crowded quarters.
Up on the fourth floor was a room full of shelves and
tables called the library, and another room, equal in
size, for devotional services. In time these grew into
Libraries A and B. The Bookstore was among the unborn.
By 1910 a west wing had been built and it harbored a
regular lunchroom run just as it is today. One single rule
governed behavior in the lunchroom then : a girl who was
unruly in line, pushed, shoved her neighbor, or cut in
ahead of anyone, was taken out of the line and made to
stand beside a monitor for fifteen minutes of infamy.
Then the offender was delegated to the end of the line.
Library A was still adding books to its shelves, and the
empty spaces were diminishing, and students even then
were allowed to try their luck at the B.P.L.
By 1917, the books had been moved into Library B,
and the Assembly Hall was in the east wing. The set-up
in the libraries was the same as that of today, with the
exception that the students could bring pound-boxes of
candy to munch while they gossiped. By this time the
bookstore had been born, under the auspices of Miss
MacLachlan, and books, stationery, and so forth could
be purchased "at the lowest market prices." Not until
1928 did it move to the east wing from its original posi-
tion at the far end of the lunchroom. At the end of the
year the profits were distributed to the students according
to the cooperative plan. Shoeshines could be had for ten
cents, and the shining was done by enthusiastic Freshmen.
Well, look at us today! The lunchroom, under the eye
of Miss Louisa Tate is waging battle against points and
shortages. No one would ever call it normal, because
our cokes are gone, butter is scarce, and that pre-war
delicacy, meat, appears only two or three times a week.
But no one seems to be passing out from anemia! This
year the bookstore has increased its lure so that it is now
a haven for stray dollars as well as stray pennies. Mrs.
Bradstreet has added linens and blankets and crystal to
her stock, because so many students are either already
married, or will be at the first possible furlough. What a
lovely way to spend the hour you're cutting — browsing
around and deciding what you'll buy with next month's
The rising birthrate was felt even in Simmons this
year when Library C was born. Supposedly for Freshmen,
it is inhabited by Juniors and Seniors who can't seem to
recall that it is no longer the Study Hall. Mrs. Mutch
presides. Upstairs in Libraries A and B everything is
about the same as always, with Miss Alice M. Hopkins,
and Miss Jennie C. Frost, trying to manage the mad
throng grabbing for the Herald comic section. Margaret
Davis and Mrs. Dorothy Bloom are reinforcements.
Info has been a part of Simmons ever since the first
door was opened. This year it is run by Miss Marie La-
Porte. If you wish to know anything, from the correct
amount of postage for that letter to him, to whether or
not a girl with hair went by two days ago, just ask her.
M-m-m-m — That was good
This is NOT a passageway
Bed and Board and Graduates . . .
FOUNDED IN JUNE, 1908, the Simmons College Alumnae Asso-
ciation now has over 1800 members in all parts of the world. In
October of this year, Miss Helena V. O'Brien, who served as presi-
dent from 1941-43, was recalled to that office when Ensign Eleanor
McCoffyn resigned upon receiving her commission in the WAVES.
As president, Miss O'Brien is in charge of all association and execu-
tive board meetings and also supervises the election of new board
Miss Marjorie L. Shea, executive secretary of the association,
directs the alumnae office here in the college. She sends numerous
letters annually to alumnae members, records all information re-
ceived about Simmons graduates, and edits and distributes the
Simmons Review, the alumnae publication. When class reunions are
held, Miss Shea arranges accommodations at the dorms or at down-
town hotels and attends to many other details.
In many parts of the country, there are Simmons clubs that offer
scholarship grants to prospective Simmons students. The association
also makes two awards annually to outstanding members of the
senior class in recognition of their scholastic records and their par-
ticipation in college activities.
It might seem impossible, even with the patience of Job and the
wisdom of Solomon to keep things running smoothly when several
hundred girls are living together, but Miss Ruth Danielson, Director
of Residence on the main campus at Simmons, and Mrs. Frank C.
Cooper, Director of Residence on Freshman campus, achieve this
apparent impossibility with ease.
Under Miss Danielson's capable guidance, the various problems
of management in the eleven houses and halls of upper class campus
are readily solved. The war, of course, has created many new diffi-
culties, but Miss Danielson has met these with ingenuity and re-
The growth of the college has been steady rather than spectacu-
lar. Its administrators have preferred to build soundly on a
solid foundation. Proof that they had the pioneering spirit is
found in the fact that the School of Social Work ivas the first of
its kind in the country, and that for many years, the Prince
School of Retailing was a unique institution. On the other hand,
programs have been abandoned when they no longer seemed to be
justified. At various times in its history, Simmons offered pro-
grams in horticulture, landscape architecture, and physical
It is noteworthy that in its forty-two years the college has
had but two presidents, Mr. Lefavour and President Bancroft
Beatley. Under both it has remained true to the original ideal.
Mr. Beatley is carrying on the tradition with enlightened vision,
planning policies in line with new developments in education.
In his inaugural address in 1913 President Beatley set forth
his views in these words:
The college has not been content solely to prepare women for
earning their livelihood, it has directed much of its effort toward
the liberal phases of education to the end that its graduates
may participate more richly in the life of the home and commun-
I wonder what's new today
that's what a college is made of!
sourcefulness. Despite the many demands upon her, Miss Danielson
takes a personal and understanding interest in all the girls. They
know that she is never too busy for a quiet chat, for a few words of
encouragement or advice.
On the Brookline campus, Mrs. Cooper welcomes the Freshmen in
September and helps lessen the confusion of the first hectic week.
She understands Freshmen and is always willing to discuss their
problems — men, exams, and such.
The Office of Public Relations at Simmons was created in 1937
under the guidance of Mr. Wilfrid E. Playfair who still conducts
that office. Mr. Playfair doubles as professor of journalism and
publicity, but his main work is that of directing the public relations
work of the school. The aim of public relations is the creation of a
favorable picture of the institution in the mind of the public.
This is done by publicizing college events — educational and social —
in the local papers. A matter of importance is sent to the press associ-
ations or the New York Times for national distribution. His assistant,
Mrs. Pearl S. Young, takes care of routine matters, such as sending
releases to home town papers. When you are elected to an office,
serve on a dance committee, or win a scholarship, it is the Office of
Public Relations that sees that an item appears in your own paper.
A central placement office is a new thing at Simmons. It was cre-
ated only last year under the direction of Miss Anna Hanson.
Heretofore, placement was handled by each school, but under the
new system, all positions and openings come to the attention of
the central office for filling or filing, as the case may be. Miss Hanson
keeps a file of the qualifications of all alumnae who are listed as
inactive, or active. Such a centralization of placement has facilitated
the handling of girls and jobs — especially now, when there is such
a demand for trained women in business.
Ruth H. Danielson, Residence
Iarjorie L. Shea, Alumnae
Wilfrid E. Playfair, Mrs. Young, Public Relations
Anna M. Hanson, Placement
5 E H 1 5 »„ P B E D 1 n
Bibliophiles and hibliophobes, wear out their soles to furbish their minds
Gregg, grooming and Under-
N 1902, one of the four original schools
of Simmons College was the School of
Secretarial Studies, later called the
School of Business. In 1902 — as now —
the school aimed to educate its students
with a thorough training in shorthand,
typing, office machines, bookkeeping,
accounting, business law, office man-
agement, marketing, personnel, finance, and advertising
together with a broad background of academic and
cultural subjects such as English, history, psychology,
science, economics, and foreign languages. The founders
of the college realized what time has proven to be true —
that a well-rounded academic education has a definite
advantage for the business woman — the secretary, stenog-
rapher, or bookkeeper. The school aims at developing the
personal qualities of initiative, capacity for sound judg-
ment, and ability to face responsibility. Students with
these qualities should be able to advance rapidly to execu-
tive or administrative positions.
Dr. Samuel Jesse Lukens is the Director of the School
of Business. He and his able staff of assistants in their
well-equipped laboratories on the first floor of the west
wing are ready, willing, and able to produce efficient,
Samuel Jesse Lukens, Ph.D., Director
Mimeo's, multo's, and dicto's
Scribunal: Front, D'Arrigo, Bernau. Back, Kiessling,
Leighton, Melber, Keating
wood make a secretary what she should
poised, capable women out of the befogged group of
Sophomores that come their way every year. The Busi-
ness School is the largest in the college, and the well-
dressed, business-like Seniors in the School of Business
are the envy of their less efficient-looking sisters in other
Scribunal was founded in 1925 to promote fun and
fellowship between students in the School of Business and
the faculty of the school. Meetings are held once a
month in the Lounge with refreshments and entertain-
This year's meetings featured a humorous skit called
Trying Them Out performed by members of the three upper
classes for the benefit of the Freshmen in October; a
WAVE and a WAC speaking on what the business girl
can do in the auxiliary services a month later; a prize
of war stamps for the winner of a quiz program for which
Dr. Rankin acted as Master of Ceremonies; and a Valen-
tine Party open to the Freshmen at which songs were
sung to an accordion accompaniment. Mr. Lukens spoke
on "The Woman Worker in Industry."
Responsible for this galaxy of fine meetings were
Grace D'Arrigo, president; Phyllis Bernau, vice-president;
Harriet Leighton, secretary; Marilyn Meserve and Joan
Melber, treasurers (in different semesters); Kathaleen
Kiessling, chairman of social activities; and Joan Keat-
ing, publicity chairman.
Mrs. Coulter caters to clients
Margia Haugh Abbott, Ph.B.
(Mrs. Arthur H. Abbott)
Associate Professor of Textiles
Helen Goller Adams, S.B., A.M.
(Mrs. Frank W. Adams)
Associate Professor of Secretarial Studies
Alexandra Adler, M.D.
Special Lecturer on Social Psychiatry
Eunice Flanagan Allan, A.B., M.S.S.
(Mrs. Malcolm S. Allan)
Special Lecturer on Psychiatric Social Work
Mary Angela Bailey, S.B.
Assistant in Library Science
Diamond Ballin, S.B., A.M.
Special Instructor in Diet Therapy
Louise Silbert Bandler, A.B., M.S.S.
(Mrs. Bernard Bandler)
Special Instructor in Psychiatric Social Work
Harriett Moulton Bartlett, A.M.
Special Lecturer on Medical Social Work
Edith Arthur Beckler, S.B.
Assistant Professor of Public Health
Kathleen Berger, S.B., Ed.M.
(Mrs. Walter M. Berger)
Assistant Professor of Secretarial Studies
Grete Lehner Bibring, M.D.
Special Lecturer on Analytic Psychology
Roy Oren Billett, Ph.D.
Lecturer on Education
Elizabeth Eunice Bissell, A.B.
Special Instructor in Child Welfare
Allen Douglas Bliss, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
*Raymond Francis Bosworth, S.B., A.M.
Assistant Professor of English
Marion Edna Bowler, A.M.
Associate Professor of Romance Languages
Augusta Fox Bronner, Ph.D.
(Mrs. William Healy)
Special Lecturer on Mental Hygiene
*0n leave of absence for war service
Books for the mind, books for the soul, and
Nina Caroline Brotherton, A.M.
Professor of Library Science, and
Acting Director oj the School of Library Science
Flossie C. Budewig, S.M.
Instructor in Home Economics
Lyle Kenneth Bush, A.M.
Associate Professor of Art
Theresa Kowalczyk Carroll, S.B.
(Mrs. John Carroll)
Assistant in Library Science
Irene McAllister Chambers, Ph.B., A.M., S.B.
Associate Professor of Retailing
Alice Channing, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Social Economy
Josephine M. Chapman, S.B., Ed.M.
(Mrs. Boyd P. Chapman)
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Ruth Clapp, S.B.
Instructor in Child Development , and
Director of the Nursery School
Laura Catherine Colvin, A.B., A.M.L.S.
Assistant Professor of Library Science
Isabella Kellock Coulter, S.B., A.M.
(Mrs. Jeremy A. Coulter)
Assistant Professor of Secretarial Studies
Alice Louise Crockett, A.M.
Assistant Professor of English
Marguerite Bond Derry, S.B.
(Mrs. C. Malcolm Derry)
Special Instructor in Biology
Felix Deutsch, M.D.
Special Lecturer on Social Psychiatry
Florence Sophronia Diall
Associate Professor of Physical Education
Tilly Svenson Dickinson, S.B., Ed.M.
(Mrs. H. Donald Dickinson)
Assistant Professor of Secretarial Studies
Quindara Oliver Dodge, S.M.
(Mrs. Chester C. Dodge)
Associate Professor of Institutional Management, and
Director of Vocational Practice
IBRARY work is fun! Ever since Sim-
mons' first year— 1902— the School of
Library Science has been active in pre-
paring girls for every type of work in
our rapidly progressing world. Yes,
every type — for library work embraces
nearly every field of endeavor. The
scientifically minded girl may compile
bibliographies in an industrial laboratory, or have
charge of the library in a technical university, while
another may bring health and happiness to the physically
or mentally ill as a form of therapy in hospital, psychia-
tric, or social service libraries.
For that "different" job, there is the bookmobile
which travels through rural areas, carrying its equip-
ment "on its back" as it were, bringing knowledge,
pleasure, and contact with the outside world to isolated
communities; and then there is the library in a military
camp which serves the recreational as well as the intel-
lectual needs of service men.
The program in the Library School is a bit unusual.
Formerly, the technical subjects such as classification
and reference work were spread throughout the four-year
course, but nearly twenty years ago the present system
was adopted. Now the students study academic subjects
during their first three years, thus gaining a broad back-
ground in languages, science, social sciences and litera-
Battling with books in 318
books for bread and butter
ture — for a librarian is expected to know a little bit
about nearly everything. But since it is impossible for
her to know everything, she at least must know where
and how to find information on any subject.
It is in the fourth year that a future librarian receives
her technical and practical training and becomes a mem-
ber of the A.L.A. (American Library Association). She
learns to classify books under the Dewey decimal system
of classification, becomes adept at compiling bibliogra-
phies and using many types of reference books. In courses
on book selection she learns to choose suitable books for
people with varied interests. If she is interested in chil-
dren she learns to tell fairy tales and adventure stories.
o2o (Zero twenty) was founded about ten years ago
to further social and professional relationships among
graduates, undergraduates, and instructors in the school.
This year's officers are Dorothea Ohmart, president;
Helen Charles, vice-president; Eleanor Ames, secretary;
Jacqueline Zeldin, treasurer; and Betty Lou Johnson,
program chairman. Besides several interesting speakers
and a film on Argentina at the monthly teas, the club
members introduced the Freshmen to the School of
Library Science with a humorous bird's-eye view of the
life of a prospective librarian, both before and after
graduation from Simmons.
It says here. . .
020: Ames, Johnson, Ohmart
Nina Caroline Brotherton, A.M., Director
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HE DEMAND for well-educated women
to take positions of responsibility in
the nursing profession led Simmons to
set up her five-year nursing plan. The
program provides a combination of
academic study in both scientific and
liberal fields, plus professional prepara-
tion. The first two and one-half years
consist of courses given at the college, with summers
spent in the hospitals. The next year and one-half is spent
getting hospital training, and then the student returns
to college, now in her cap, for final polishing before she
treads etherized halls on her own.
When the college first started along this route it was
the butt of much sarcasm and ridicule, because any one
with half a mind knew that no girl could be a nurse
unless she spent three years in a hospital training school.
And the only normal human way to become a super-
visor was to wait and bide your time until the present
boss of the floor died and you filled her rubber-soled shoes.
Today hospitals are putting Simmons grads into the
coveted places almost immediately.
Because of the war, this year has been deafening with
its cries of Nurses! Nurses! Give us more Nurses! The
armed forces are begging for ladies in white. In answer
to the tumult, this year's graduates are joining the Army
Helen Wood, R.N., A.M., Director
Even stacking in the stock room is fun
the world, from the cradle to the grave
Nurse Corps, Navy Nurse Corps, or the Marines. They
will be flying in hospital planes, walking between rows
of beds in field hospitals, or applying dressings and sulfa
in advance battle stations near the front lines. They will
go to the South Pacific and to Italy and Africa and Eng-
land. This is a year when the Nursing School graduate
can fulfill two promises. . .one to herself; to see the world
and do things . . . the other to the world; to help heal the
sick and wounded and bring comfort into worlds only
inhabited by pain.
The Anne Strong Club for the Nursing School students
met in the Evans game room this year under their presi-
dent, Lois Knight. Mary Trail was vice-president, Mary
Shaughnessy, treasurer, and Eleanor Filson, secretary.
The traditional ceremony of capping took place in the
Assembly Hall this year with Miss Wood presenting
caps and the orchestra creating a mood.
Most of the meetings this year were spotlights turned
on the nurses serving in the armed forces, and the experi-
ences of some of them were enough to make any girl en-
The highlight of the year was the New England
Regional Conference for Collegiate Schools of Nursing,
which was held at 300 the Fenway in our honor. The
Sophomore nurses served at the luncheon, and Simmons
held its head high for weeks after.
The service girl nurse, she graduates in white
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Marie Lois Donohoe, A.B.
Special Lecturer on Mental Hygiene
Virginia Marie Dunn, S.B.
Assistant in Secretarial Studies
Kathleen Cullis Dunning, S.B.
(Mrs. Martin VanB. Dunning, Jr.)
Special Instructor in Costume Design
Sigrid Anderson Edge, A.B., S.M.
Associate Professor of Library Science
Jose Antonio Encinas, A.B.
Special Instructor in Spanish
Viola Grace Engler, S.B., MBA.
Associate Professor of Accounting
Eula Gertrude Ferguson, A.B., S.B.
Associate Professor of Secretarial Studies
Jacob Ellis Finesinger, A.M., M.D.
Special Lecturer on Social Psychiatry
Lucy Ellis Fisher, S.M.
Assistant Professor of Foods
Ethel M. Fletcher, A.B.
Special Instructor in Family Social Work
Morris Friedberg, A.M., Docteur de l'Universite de
Professor of Economics
Ruth Bachelder Friedberg, A.B., S.M.
(Mrs. Morris Friedberg)
Associate Professor of Retailing
Robert Malcolm Gay, A.M., Litt.D.
Professor of English, Director of the School of English,
and Chairman of the Division of Language, Literature,
and the Arts
Ina Mary Granara, S.B., A.M.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Emerson Greenaway, S.B., A.B.L.S.
Lecturer on Library Organisation and Administration
Barbara Johnson Hall, S.B.
(Mrs. Albert C. Hall)
Assistant in Chemistry
Zoltan Haraszti, J.S.D., A.M.
Lecturer on the History of the Book
Katharine Davis Hardwick, A.B.
Professor of Social Economy, and
Director of the School of Social Work
Rachel Louise Hardwick, S.B., Ch.B., M.D.
(Mrs. James A. Burgess)
Special Lecturer on Medical Information
Harrison LeRoy Harley, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, Director of the
School of Preprofessional Studies, and Chairman of the
Division of Philosophy, Psychology, and Education
Mary Kathryn Harrigan, S.B.
Instructor in Biology
Claire de Hedervary, A.B.
Instructor in Economics
Edith Fishtine Helman, Ph.D.
(Mrs. Bernard Helman)
Associate Professor of Spanish
Leland David Hemenway, A.M.
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Physics
Frances Warner Hersey, A.B., Litt.D.
(Mrs. Mayo D. Hersey)
Lecturer on English
Curtis Morrison Hilliard, A.B.
Professor of Biology and Public Health
William Augustus Hinton, S.B., M.D.
Lecturer on Wassermann Technique
Katharine Hitchcock, R.N., S.B., A.M.
Assistant Professor of Public Health Nursing
Caroline Maude Holt, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Nellie Maria Hord, S.B., A.M.
Assistant Professor of Foods and Nutrition
Roy Graham Hoskins, Ph.D., M.D.
Special Lecturer on Social Psychiatry
Emily Bissell Houghton, S.B.
(Mrs. Kermit R. Houghton)
Special Instructor in Sociology
Ruth White Howe, S.B.
(Mrs. Percy R. Howe)
Special Instructor in Nutrition
Alice Rothwell Hyatt, S.B.
( Mrs. James M. Hyatt)
Instructor in Physics
James Mead Hyatt, Ph.D.
Prof e i tor of Physics and Dean of Graduates
Flora McKenzie Jacobs
A i sociate Professor of Secretarial Studies
Harry Morton Johnson, A.M.
Instructor in Sociology
Science ... some absorb
HE SCHOOL OF SCIENCE has had a
long history starting with the estab-
lishment of the school, as such, in 1902.
The original science school at Simmons
was a pre -nursing or pre-medical school
whose facilities were also available to
the School of Home Economics. Not
so now. The School of Science has
blossomed out into one of the more important schools at
Simmons — if one can be said to be more important than
another. Graduates of the school are in the enviable
position of having excellent, well-paying positions long
before they get a degree. Their type of work and their
qualifications are such that they are in demand at hos-
pitals, as doctor's assistants, and in private and industrial
research laboratories. In fact, you might say they were
The Science School student is responsible for the
dreadful odors that drift down from the second floor
as they tinker with test tubes in their rubber aprons.
Theirs is not a glamour job, but it is an interesting one.
Science School girls begin to specialize in their Sopho-
more year — earlier than in any other school. They may
choose biology, chemistry, or physics and mathematics
for their specialization, but you can be pretty sure they'll
end up in a laboratory somewhere. Graduated, they will
Mr. Stearns fiddles with physics
it . . . all inhale it!
go to hospitals, city and state health departments, and
to private physicians as laboratory technicians. Others
will go to the laboratories of industry and of research
foundations as analysts and research assistants. Still
others will turn up as teachers of biology, chemistry,
mathematics, or physics.
A graduate course either in chemical laboratory tech-
niques or in public health laboratory procedures includ-
ing work in the preparation of vaccines and antitoxins
is also offered to a limited number of qualified graduates.
This course leads to a diploma.
The student club of the Science School chose the name
Ellen Richards Club after the first woman graduate of
M.I.T. Many of the club's customs are unique. For in-
stance, their big meeting of the year is a banquet held
in a slightly de-fumigated laboratory with beakers,
bottles, and test tubes holding the eats. Other meetings
are more conventional, being held in the Lounge and
with less startling service. Mary Pucci was president
this year, Jacqueline Doyle was secretary-treasurer,
Virginia Burton was Senior representative, Mary Gaffney
was Junior representative, and Miriam Caploe was pub-
School of English . . .
HE PEN AND INK GIRLS are the ones
who enter the School of English. Long
papers — the bane of other schools' ex-
istences — flow like water from the
hands of these future reporters and
script or publicity writers. And in their
spare time, English School girls relax
by writing for News, Fen Ways, and Mic.
Under the guidance of Dr. Robert M. Gay, Director of
the School of English, students train for positions in
publishing houses, advertising agencies, newspaper and
magazine offices, and radio stations. A broad back-
ground in English literature, as well as in technical
courses in journalism, publicity, and publishing are
included in the curriculum of the school. Students ac-
quire an extensive knowledge of newspaper and print-
shop jargon during these latter courses, and it is not
unusual to hear a delicate journalism major say calmly,
"I'll pick it up in the morgue," or a quiet intellectual
demand, "Did you bleed?" The acid test of this technical
training is the project required of Seniors in publishing —
the preparation of a magazine, book, or publicity scheme
that will be practical evidence of their ability.
It does not take long before the Editors' Room rivals
the Butt Room as a second home for most students in the
Robert JVI. Gay, A.M., Litt.D., Director
"Dear Sir: We regret to inform you. . ."
Jones on jingles — advertising variety
where a picture is worth 1000 words
School of English. From this school have consistently
come the editors of Mic and Netvs, and Simmons' literary
publication, Fen Ways, is strictly under their supervision,
giving them advance training for their future careers.
The last issue of the year is the private property of
Juniors in the school.
Among the many courses available to them, English
School students prefer Shakespeare, studies of different
literary periods, imaginative writing, and journalism.
Least loved, but probably most needed and used, is the
required course in secretarial studies. Senior practice
work for two weeks of the second semester supplements
class work. Students are placed in publicity agencies,
radio stations, advertising agencies, and newspaper,
magazine, and book-publishing houses.
The English Club claims among its members girls
from all schools who have a professional, amateur, or
"just plain curious" attitude towards things literary.
This year president Edith Antunes directed a Freshman-
Faculty Tea during which the class of '47 met its future
mentors. Another hit of the 1943-44 season was a Poetry
Festival which featured choral speaking and foreign
poetry readings. The English Club also supervised an
Inquiry of Intelligence which tested the gray matter of
members of all the schools at Simmons. Assistant
officers of the club were Selma Brick, secretary, and
Carol Blanchard Hewitt, treasurer.
English Club: Hewitt, Brick, Antunes in the pause that refreshes
Carter Ruthven Jones
Special Lecturer on Advertising
Cheney Church Jones, A.B., LL.D.
Special Lecturer on Child Welfare
*Raymond Kenneth Jones, S.M.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Florene Cora Kelly, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Howard Lamd Kingsley, Ph.D.
Special Instructor in Psychology
Mary Ramon Kinney, A.B., S.M.
Assistant Professor of Library Science
Manfred Klein, A.M.
Assistant Professor of German
Erich N. Labouvie, Ph.D.
Special Instructor in German
Ruth Shaw Leonard, S.B.
Assistant Professor of Library Science
*Winston Barnes Lewis, Ph.D.
Instructor in History and Economics
Alton A. Linford, A.M.
Assistant Professor of Social Economy
Ross Franklin Lockridge, Jr., A.M.
Assistant Professor of English
Allena Estelle Luce, A.M.
Special Instructor in Spanish
Samuel Jesse Lukens, Ph.D.
Professor of Business Economics, Director of the School of
Business, and Director of the Prince School of Retailing
Marjorie Marie McKinley, SB.
Supervisor of Vocational Practice
Associate Professor of Social Economy
Gladys Waden Magee, SB.
(Mrs. Roland H. Magee)
Instructor in Clothing and Design
Judith Matlack, A.M.
Associate Professor of English
Virginia Rogers Miller, A.M.
(Mrs. Carroll C. Miller)
Special Instructor in English
Ouida Crouse Montague, S.B.
(Mrs. Ouida C. Montague)
Special Instructor in Hospital Laboratory Methods
Ruth Conniston Morize, Mus.B.
(Mrs. Andre Morize)
Lecturer on the Appreciation of Music
*0n leave of absence for war service
Home Ec . . . to heck with the
Evangeline Hall Morris, B.A., B.N., R.N.
(Mrs. Cecil R. Morris)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Raymond Elwood Neal, S.B.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
*Joseph Garton Needham, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Malcolm Strong Nichols, A.B.
Special Lecturer on Family Welfare
Mary Elizabeth Norcross, R.N., S.B.
Special Instructor in Nursing Education
Helen Rich Norton, A.B.
Professor of Retailing, and Associate Director of the
Prince School of Retailing
Helena Veronica O'Brien, S.B., LL.B.
Special Instructor in Business Law
Eleanor Manning O'Connor, S.B.
(Mrs. Johnson O'Connor)
Special Instructor in Housing
Waldo Emerson Palmer, A.B.
Associate Professor of History
Eleanor Pavenstedt, M.D.
Special Instructor in Social Psychiatry
Wilfrid Ernest Playfair, B.A.
Lecturer on Journalism
Lalia Charlton Pratt, S.B.
(Mrs. Lawrence H. Pratt)
Special Instructor in Chemistry
Marenda Elliott Prentis, A.M., S.B.
Special Instructor in Sociology
Robert Carter Rankin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Philip Morrison Richardson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biolog y
Elda Robb, Ph.D.
Professor of Nutrition, and Director of the School of Home
Leo Roberts, Ph.D.
Lecturer on Psychology
Howard Frank Root, A.B., M.D.
Lecturer on Medical Information
Louise Vernon Rosser, S.B.
''Mrs. Bernard S. Rosser)
Instructor in Physics and Mathematics
*0n leave of absence for war service.
HE HOME ECONOMICS SCHOOL is
the oldest school in Simmons, for in 1903
the Boston Cooking School was taken
over by Simmons and was established
as the School of Home Economics. At
^a that time, the school offered a regular
■**J four-year course, a graduate program
for specialized training in the study of
institutions and dietetics or in teaching, and a course
(for which no degree was given) for women who were
unable to complete the four-year program, but wished
to prepare for practice in a single field of home econom-
ics. There were no laboratories in the college, so instruc-
tion in the sciences and household arts was given in the
Boylston Chambers on Boylston Street.
At present, the program offered by the School of Home
Economics is planned so that all students receive basic
preparation in home economics and the social and phy-
sical sciences. Following this, opportunity is offered
for specialization in many of the professional fields of
home economics: dietetics, institutional management,
public health nutrition, and food research, as well as
textile analysis, extension work, and teaching.
In 1926, Practice House, providing invaluable oppor-
tunity for vocational training, was established on cam-
pus. All students spend one quarter of their Junior year
Getting their vitamins painlessly
Ec--it's the Home
there and at the same time participate in running the
college nursery school established in 1943. An affiliation
with the Merrill-Palmer School in Detroit make it
possible for well-qualified Seniors to spend one semester
of the senior year in concentrated study of child develop-
A graduate program in nutrition leading to the M.S.
degree, planned especially to prepare students for nutri-
tion work in public health and social welfare agencies,
has been made possible through the cooperation of the
Harvard School of Public Health and the Simmons
School of Social Work.
The Home Ec Club was organized in the spring of 1923
for instructors, Juniors, Seniors, and special students
in the Home Economics department. This year the
executive board was composed of Cynthia Child, presi-
dent; Buff Miller, vice-president; Louise Hendrickson,
secretary; and Ann Ross, treasurer, as well as Marjorie
Coleman, program chairman; Kitsie Haines, food chair-
man; and Alice Bentley, publicity chairman. Miss Louisa
Tate acted as faculty advisor. The club's catering service
has been particularly active, providing the food and
service for teas in the school as well as carrying on food
sales in the dormitories. The club had several special
meetings such as the Christmas Party, a Mother's Valen-
tine Tea, and a tea for Freshmen featuring a fashion show.
Elda Robb, Ph.D., Director
Home Ec Club: Coleman, Child, Miller, Haines, Bentley
For the finishing touches . . .
Prepro's make careers
HE School of Preprofessional Studies
is the only school in Simmons College
which expects graduate study of its
members. The undergraduate program
is intended to give a broad cultural
background, yet, the goal of the
graduate professional school is always
kept in mind.
There are four basic programs in the Preprofessional
School. They are very flexible and with the aid of Dr.
Harley, the director of the School, a program which
develops the individual student's main interest can be
Each girl is expected to concentrate on one field so
that her background won't be too diversified.
The undergraduate programs have different objects in
view. Girls headed toward the field of social work con-
centrate in history, psychology, economics, and sociolo-
gy, while the main interests of a girl with her eye on
Prince School would be in business, clothing, and de-
sign. There is also a program which prepares a student
for medical school or specialized courses in occupational
therapy or physiotherapy. The fourth goal of preprofes-
sional training is preparation for the graduate program
in Library Science either at Simmons or at some other
Harrison Leroy Harley, Ph.D., Director
Kerness, Field, Falk — Prepro's
Confab of confederates
of clothes, convicts and cadavers
Hanns Sachs, LL.D.
Lecturer on Analytic Psychology
Florence Celia Sargent, S.B., A.M.
(Mrs. Sydney P. Sargent)
Associate Professor oj Chemistry
Isabel Linscott Sargent, A.B.
(Mrs. Ellwood W. Sargent)
Assistant Professor of Biology
Ruth Irma Schaufus, S.B.
Assistant in Chemistry
Ida Alice Sleeper, A.M.
Associate Professor of English
Julian Louis Solinger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Harry Caesar Solomon, S.B., M.D.
Lecturer on Clinical Psychiatry
Maida Herman Solomon, A.B., S.B.
(Mrs. Harry C. Solomon)
Assistant Professor of Social Economy
Harriet Alden Southgate, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Emil George Spitzer, Dr Juris., A.M.
Special Instructor in History and Economics
Patricia Horton Staley, A.B.
(Mrs. Carroll H. Staley)
Assistant in Chemistry
Mary Catharine Starr, Ed.B., A.M.
Instructor in Home Management and Child Development
Howard Oliver Stearns, S.M.
Assistant Professor of Physics
George Nye Steiger, Ph.D.
Professor of History, and Chairman of the Division of
Frances Stern, A.M.
Special Instructor in Nutrition in Social Work
Marjory Stimson, R.N., S.B., A.M.
Associate Professor of Public Health Nursing
'Now if the Little Steel Formula were revoked "
Jessie Mildred Stuart, S.B.
Assistant Professor of Retailing
Jacqueline Foure de Suze, A.M.
(Mrs. Carl de Suze)
Special Instructor in French
Clare Louise Sweeney, A.B., S.B., Ed.M.
Assistant Professor of Office Management
F. Wylie Sypher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Louisa Nellie Tate, S.B.
Special Instructor in Institutional Management
John Arrend Timm, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry, Director of the School of Science,
and Chairman of the Division of Science
Warren Stenson Tryon, A.M.
Associate Professor of History
Frieda Silbert Ullian, Ed.M., Ph.D.
(Mrs. Hyman B. Ullian)
Instructor in Economics
Dino Gris Valz, A.B.
Special Instructor in Book and Magazine Publishing
Susie Augusta Watson, A.B., R.N., S.B.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Elisabeth Laura Whipple, S.M.
Special Instructor in Nutrition
Eva Whiting White, S.B.
(Mrs. W. D. White)
Professor of Social Economy
Jennie Blakeney Wilkinson, S.B., Ed.M.
Associate Professor of Secretarial Studies
Catherine Jones Witton, A.M.
(Mrs. Edgar A. Witton)
Assistant Professor of Biology
Helen Wood, R.N., A.M.
Professor of Nursing, and Director of the School of Nursing
Frederick Wyatt, Ph.D.
Special Instructor in Psychology
*Laurence William Wylie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages
*0n leave of absence for civilian reconstruction service
Princely gown, needles, and pins
HE PRINCE SCHOOL of Retailing pre-
pares students for executive positions in
retail stores and for positions as teachers
or supervisors in retail courses offered
|//^%s1 * n universities or colleges. Alumnae
/ ^Bil I hold positions in fields such as personnel
management, buying, sales and fashion
promotion, research, and office manage-
ment. Under the direction of Samuel Jesse Lukens assisted
by Helen Rich Norton, the school offers a one-year and a
four-year program. Students are given a very broad
background, because they are placed in such varying
The war has made many changes of curriculum neces-
sary. Man-power shortages and labor turnover into war
work has occasioned added studies. Much attention is
being given to current issues such as government regula-
tions and their effects on retailing and the labor problem,
and the contributions of distributive education to war-
There is one simply grand thing about the Prince
School. . for six weeks before Christmas the girls work
in various stores, getting experience and a salary. Imagine
having a college provide for your Christmas spending
Helen liich Norton, A.B., Associate Director
The Allston-Streel nndergrads
Voice of experience speaks on personnel
Social workers cure schizoids and sins
P ON BEACON HILL in 1904, the Sim-
mons College School of Social Work
came into existence, the first school in
the country for the full-time education
of social workers. This year the war
has made an enormous demand for
social workers and the building on
Beacon Hill is really buzzing.
Under the direction of Katherine Davis Hardwick, the
program of the school offers specialized training in fields
in which the student has already been initiated. The first
year is so planned as to offer the student opportunity to
gain an understanding of the philosophy of social work,
and most of the time is spent in either family, children's,
or neighborhood agencies. The second year offers speciali-
zation in the field of the student's choice.
The school has weathered two wars and one national
economic depression. It has seen the social workers in-
crease from a handful of social butterflies, playing Lady
Bountiful, to scores of conscientious individuals who
are planning to make their living in social work. It is
only recently that the social worker has received the
respect and the salary that she deserves. This war has
opened up many new fields to the social worker, and has
made her essential in older fields where she has hereto-
fore been only a decoration.
Katherine Davis Hardwick, A.B., Director
"Will you take this up to the lihrary?"
Jo Jasper, President of Student Government
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
President, Josephine Jasper
Vice-President, Sarah Field
Assistant Vice-President, Jean Krum
Secretary, Betty Borgeson
Treasurer, Ruth L. Johnson
Assistant Treasurer, Phyllis Bernau
Martha Brooks Dorothy Longley
Erina Burke Emily Leone
Lois Butler Camille West
ment: Heads up all undergraduate activities
IN A DEMOCRACY such as ours it is quite fitting that
we should develop the qualities and make known the
responsibilities of citizenship in college. Simmons Col-
lege has afforded its students the greatest opportunity to
practice these duties in the organization of Student
Student Government means government by the stu-
dents and for the students. They can do as much or as
little as they want through this organization. Student
Government Council can only be as good as the other
students want it to be.
It is the responsibility and duty of each council mem-
ber to attend the weekly meetings. However, it is even
more the responsibility of the students to back this
organization whose members are elected by popular vote.
Student Government is the connecting link in the
chain of thoughts and actions running between the
faculty, administration, and student body. The members
of both the administration and faculty have been more
than generous in giving their time and advice in solving
problems this year and every year.
A very important and desirable committee in any col-
lege is the Curriculum Committee or its equivalent.
Each year the Curriculum Committee, which is carried
on as a branch of Student Government, draws up a ques-
tionnaire with regard to courses taken during the year.
This year several members of the faculty have worked
along with the members of the Curriculum Committee
in the preparation of this questionnaire. After it has been
completed, it is submitted to the students for their an-
Members: Marie Anderson, Kitsie Haines, Louise
Hendrickson, Constance Leighton, Ann Stetson,
Dorothy Whittemore, Margaret Wilson
Mary Jane McGrath
Members: Marjorie Coleman, Linnea Farquhar,
Mary Grube, Janet Hyde, Betty Johnson, Joan
Melber, Buff Miller
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE
Members: Lois Burr, Marjorie Coleman, Miriam
Colven, Katherine Driscoll, Janice Dunlop,
ASSEMBLY SUGGESTION COMMITTEE
Members: Janice Ames, Blanche Erlandson,
Kitsie Haines, Laneya Heath, Mary Ann Lang-
ley, Alice Saunders, Dorothy Sprague
Stu-G Council: Front Row, Butler, West, Borgeson, Johnson, Jasper, Field. Back Row: Burke, Longley, Brooks,
Wilson, Leone, McGrath, Anderson
Stu-G: Formulates, deliberates, arbitrates,
Members: Rosalyn Blake, Ruth Ann Brown,
Jean Carroll, Katherine Casey, Eunice Little-
field, Lucille Lundy, Margaret Wood
WAR SERVICE COMMITTEE
Members: Ruth Becker, Martha Higgins, Ade-
laide McDevitt, Irene Saint
OTHER COLLEGE OFFICERS
College Voucher, Ruth Hall
Fire Chief, Constance Leighton
Assistant Fire Chief, Anna Morris
College Song Leader, Cynthia Crowe
Kuth Hall, Voucher
swers and opinions. Later, when these answers have been
returned to the committee, a compilation is made of the
returns. All justifiable complaints and worthwhile sug-
gestions are taken up with the heads of departments and
all possible changes are made. In the past, several courses
have been affected by the results of this poll, and it has
worked to bring about a closer harmony between the
students and the several schools.
This year the changing of the long-standing Point
System was considered, and after much research as to
how this problem is solved in other leading New Eng-
land colleges, it was voted to change our system. As it
had worked under the old method, a certain number of
points were given for each college office with the maxi-
mum number of points limited to ten. In many cases this
has resulted in confusion when it came to a student's
acting as chairman for a committee whose work was only
carried on for a short time. Also, many students felt
certain offices were rated too highly for the amount of
work entailed and also that they should be allowed to
hold positions in more organizations. It was finally
decided to place the offices in groups ranging from I to V,
taking into consideration both the prestige of the office
and the work and duties involved. The new system will
go into effect with the next All-College Elections.
The problem of declining school spirit has been con-
sidered during the whole year. Many have felt that the
lack of interest could be attributed to the scarcity of
activities held at the college. Quite naturally the war
has curtailed several of these activities, but it has been
Dorm Council in solemn conclave
our problem to substitute other interests for those which
we no longer have. After much deliberation, it was de-
cided that an All-College Field Day would receive a
Stu-G is also kept busy with routine matters like pass-
ing on the constitutions of new organizations and re-
visions in those already in existence. There is Dormitory
Council for dormitory government and Honor Board
for violations of the honor system. The marriage lectures
held in the spring are sponsored by Stu-G.
Individual Stu-G officers have great responsibilities.
The College Voucher keeps all records of club officers
and honors held by students. The treasurer of Stu-G
must check and re-check all treasurers' books. The
Student Activities Chairman takes care of special events.
The Fire Chief and her assistant take care of fire drills
in the dormitories.
The Assembly Committee works with the faculty com-
mittee in preparing our Friday assembly programs. This
year there was a Committee for the Redecoration of the
Butt Room. The War Service Committee is also connected
with Student Government.
Although changes and improvements brought about
by Student Government action often seem slow and cum-
bersome, it is only by deliberate and careful planning
and action that the possibilities of error may be reduced.
Each year the council will be presented with new prob-
lems, and with the active interest and support of the
student body, Student Government can and will success-
fully carry out its purpose to insure the best interests of all.
Honor Board meets for fun
Andy and Sarah compare notes
Kill h makes us balance
Meetings, minutes, and mascots . . .
1944: Coleman, Smerlas, Jensen, Cramer
CLASS OF 1944
President Jean-Marie Jensen
Vice-President Marjorie Coleman
Secretary Antonia Smerlas
Treasurer Jean Alvord Cramer
Song Leader Cynthia Crowe
Student Government Representatives
Anne Bailey Grace D'Arrigo
Virginia Burton Ethel Gelpke
Mary Collett Rita Steele
Mascot, Little Lulu
CLASS OF 1945
President Jane Reynolds
Vice-President Nancy Rich
Secretary Jean Greenhalgh
Treasurer Marie Murphy
Song header Mary Grube
Student Government Representatives
Catherine Gomatos Rita McFarland
Janet Hyde Constance Ramsdell
Lois Knight Margaret Shaw
Mascot, Black Lamb
1945: Murphy, Reynolds, Rich, Greenhalgh
1946: Michelson, Salvo, Manchester, West
classes have them all
CLASS OF 1946
President Margaret West
Vice-President Ruth Becker
Secretary Josephine Salvo
Treasurer Ann Michelson
Song Leader Elizabeth Warren
Student Government Representatives
Marjone Bell Barbara Gates
Mary-Evelyn Box Priscilla Hanna
Mary Bradford Harriet Leighton
Mascot, Mr. Gremlin
CLASS OF 1947
President Barbara Seim
Vice-President Dorothy Negus
Secretary Prudence Speirs
Treasurer Doris Patten
Song Leader Elizabeth Garratt
Joan Baines Constance Clayton
Jean Bratton Kerstin Corall
Barbara Burke Catherine Norton
Mascot, Tabu S. Kunk
1947: Speirs, Seim, Negus, Patten
"Nominations are now in order
Publishers live with captions and outlines,
WHAT IS THE BUSIEST— and the untidiest— room
at Simmons? The Editors' Room, of course. The
three Simmons publications, News, Fen Ways, and Mic-
rocosm, share this office which usually looks as if a low-
flying P-38 had just crashed through it. It is the scene
for the shedding of much blood, sweat, and tears, but it
is also the scene of much in the way of gossip and edi-
Room 159 is busiest between Tuesday and Wednesday
noons when News is getting ready for press. Neivs was
founded in 1923 and has continued to grow and develop
with the years. In 1943 a change was made in the election
of the new editorial board when it was decided to hold
the elections in February insteady of in May. In this way
the new staff could receive the benefit of the experience
of the old one and not have to go into the new job like
babes in the woods. This idea has proved itself to be a
good one, and it was carried out again this year when
Louise Frank's staff bowed out to Irene Saint and her
new staff at the annual News banquet.
Eighth hour on Thursday is always a bad time for
professors, for News comes out between 2:00 and 2:30
in the afternoon. After reading "Sally Simmons Says,"
"Time Out," and the headlines, the more avid readers
reach the editorials, the faculty news, and the articles
Editors beat it out in Editors' Room
MIC StaH': Beetlestone, Baker, Leach, McHugh, Morrison, Antunes
deadlines and dummies . . .
Lou learns about the Lino
Hammei, Scharmann, and Frank admire their make-up
about new books in the library. A new feature in the way
of book reviews by the members of the faculty was in-
troduced this year and has been a great success.
News Dance, held this year on March 18 in the Georgian
Room of the Hotel Statler, was one of the biggest social
functions of the spring season. Capt. and Mrs. Harold
Higgins were chosen as the "Spotlight Couple" and were
given $5 in war stamps by Naomi Scott who was chair-
man of the dance.
FEN WAYS is the English School baby. It is the
youngest of the publications at Simmons, having
taken the place of the old P.S. in our Sophomore year.
But if Fen Ways is young, it is a husky, healthy — and
sometimes noisy — babe. Starting out as a quarterly but
coming out only three times this year because of paper
restrictions it is the Fen Ways plan to give actual practice
in magazine publishing and editing to English School
students, starting in the spring of the Junior year. The
Class of 1944 took over the magazine last spring under
the able guidance of Phyllis Baker, who published an
issue which sold out in only two days — a record which
was equalled only by the last Senior issue this year under
Jeanne Henry's editorship. Jean-Marie Jensen took time
off from being class president to edit this year's first issue.
headaches and halftones,
Innovations in format are possible under this system.
The magazine is still young enough to be fluid, and the
rapid turnover in editors and staffs helps keep the ma-
terial original and lively. One staff will introduce a full
page photograph opposite the title page. Another will
concentrate its efforts on a tricky cover design. Still a
third will create a poetry editorship and aim at copy that
sells. In all issues there is an amazing amount of good
material — stories, illustrations, features, and jokes. The
faculty supplement, issued with Fen Ways, but quite
apart from it, contains some of the best term papers
written by students in any class — from library science to
bacteriology to economics. In all, Fen Ways is always a
magazine you're glad to own and will enjoy reading and
MIC STARTED OFF last spring interviewing photo-
graphers and signing contracts. The summer was
spent feverishly drawing up layouts, making a table of
contents, thinking up new ideas, and dreaming up special
photographic effects. When we came back to school there
Fen Ways, Junior issue: Crowe, Knox, Leach, Baker
Mic: Business Manager and Big Chief confer
Fen Ways, first Senior issue: Leighton, Rosenblatt, Jensen,
Frankel, Morris, Hewitt
Editors'' Boom: perpetual disorder
and bromides and blurbs . . . and like it!
were photographic schedules to make out, pictures to
take, to crop, and to send to the engravers. There were
line drawings to make and send there, too. We took
time out in November to go up to the Georgian Room
at the Statler for Mic Dance to the strains of Ruby
Newman's smooth rhythms and the mellow notes of the
Bluettes. A waltz contest judged by two Arthur Murray
experts (who did some graceful exhibition dancing, too)
was won by Mariana Evans and her escort. The staff and
the members of the receiving line went down to the Cafe
Rouge for a snack at intermission.
After the dance, however, we settled down to a seem-
ingly endless job of writing and editing copy, checking
senior biographies, and selecting photographs. Adver-
tisers were sought out, circulation came up to expecta-
tion, and we could see the budget coming out of the red
and into the blue. Finally, all material was sent to the
printer, galley proofs were checked, and then page
proofs — until the staff turned the whole matter over to
the printer and the binder at last. Our part of the work
Ways, last Senior issue: Front, Antunes, Frank, Henry, Leigh-
ton, Frankel. Back, Morris, Brooks, Leach, Rosenblatt
Juniors take over News: Saint, Hammel, Davidoff, Scott, Landsman
Religious groups would remould world
THIS year Simmons' four religious clubs put a new
emphasis on interfaith understanding and on making
each girl more aware of her part in the community. In the
Fall, a discussion of racial misunderstandings was
participated in and similar meetings were planned for
later in the year. Social events found their place with
intercollegiate dances and parties where everyone had fun.
Newman Club, the Catholic association, found it
could still boast of one of the largest active memberships
in New England. At the well-attended teas, Father
Cunney, chaplain, spoke on such subjects as personal
conduct, marriage, and race hatred. In February, the
club held an informal dance jointly with the Prince
School. During the Spring, Connie Luby headed a suc-
cessful drive for playing cards for soldiers. The year
ended with the always lovely Communion Breakfast with
Mary Jane McGrath as Chairman.
Menorah, society for Jewish girls, formed a new con-
stitution and joined the Hillel Foundation in mid-Febru-
ary. This made available to the club increased facilities
for discussion and recreation. Mr. Judah Shapiro, head
of the Foundation, made frequent advisory visits to
meetings, giving lectures on the Jewish community and
leading discussions on such questions as the Palestine
resolution before Congress. A reading shelf was estab-
lished in the library for those who were interested in
Intcrvarsity Christian Fellowship: Hanson and Sjostrom
Hillel: Cohen, Klein, Lotow
to their heart's desire
study groups. A Binary with Tech in the Fall and Purim
party for Tufts in the Spring were among the year's big
social events, which also included dances and a Mother-
This year the Unity Club and the League of Evangelical
Students were merged into a new Protestant society, the
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. The new group is one
of many chapters all over the United States. Girls made
trips to the Dickens Room at the Parker House where
they heard outstanding lecturers at intercollegiate
meetings. At their own monthly open meeting, speakers
such as Mrs. Herbert Jackson, repatriated from French
Indo-China on the Gripsholm, spoke to members. The
group, which is interdenominational and fundamentalist,
met for a daily prayer meeting, and weekly Bible study.
Week-end conferences were scheduled twice during the
year for those who could attend.
A club with constantly growing membership is the
Christian Science organization, which met twice monthly
during the year. The girls attended lectures and read and
discussed passages from the Bible and the Christian
Science textbook. Visits were made to the Mother
Church, which is within walking distance of the school.
Members relaxed at parties and on trips. One of the
quietest of the clubs in social activities, the group is also
one of the most faithful and enthusiastic.
"O come all ye faithful .
Newman: Luby, Sheehan, Hoey
Christian Science: Hewitt, Young, Michelson
Some reach for an A,
IN 1918, Simmons College concentrated almost com-
pletely on technical subjects and there were very
few academic courses offered. President Lefavour and
several of the instructors felt that the girls were missing
a great deal and were not getting a well rounded educa-
tion. It was felt that something should be done to stimu-
late interest in academic subjects. Therefore, the girls
with the highest grades in the existing academic courses
were selected to form an organization called Academy
to carry out this program. Since the girls were elected
because of their high marks, it automatically became an
honor to belong. In 1939, high grades in technical sub-
jects were also required for membership. Finally, in 1943,
Academy received faculty recognition as the official honor
society of Simmons.
This year Academy sponsored several open discussion
meetings and formed a committee to keep the student
body informed concerning the activities of Congress.
The officers are Ester Peterson, president; Lillian Sager,
secretary; Lois Butler, treasurer; Yolanda Romanelli,
Junior representative; and Carol Blanchard Hewitt,
Bluettes singing it blue
A Capella capitulates
Simmonaires — something new has been added
others will settle for a high C
MUSIC MEANS A LOT to Simmons girls. From
Step-Singing on warm September nights to Sim-
mons night at "Pops," we find music omnipresent in
college life. The oldest musical organization at Simmons
is the Musical Association of which A Capella is a part.
The Glee Club, with Cynthia Crowe as president; Althea
Hanson, secretary; Jean Greenhalgh, treasurer; Elizabeth
Warren and Janice Ames, librarians; Ethel Day, business
manager; and Barbara Taylor, concert manager, had a
successful year singing in concert with Worcester Tech
and going to churches for choir singing. A Capella was
excellent when it appeared for its first "at home" ap-
pearance at the Christmas Pageant. Early in May a con-
cert arrangement of Martha was presented.
Cyna Crowe is also the founder of the Bluettes. The
Bluettes made their first public appearance at News
Dance in 1943, and no Simmons function has been com-
plete without them since. In March of this year they
extended their audience by appearing in an all-girl
show at Camp Edwards — at 75 men to a girl. There have
been some changes in the sextet since last year, but at
present the group consists of Cynthia Crowe, Janice
Ames, Dorothy Murley, Margaret West, Miriam Ander-
son, and Elizabeth Warren.
The Simmonaires are Simmons' newest organized
musicians. They made their debut at the Stu-G assembly-
rally on March 17 and appeared again that night at
Competitives where their efforts were well applauded.
The leader of this swing orchestra is Jacqueline Ed-
munds. Dorothy Forrester is vice-president and publicity
Academy: Komanelli, Sager, Butler, Peterson
Sweetly sing the Sinimonsites
Talent teasers tempt all tastes
WHAT MAKES SIMMONS' corridors bright and
colorful? What draws students to dances, teas,
assembly programs? It's the poster display, of course.
Whether it is a giant poster for a "Y" gift campaign
or a small teaser ad for Fen Ways or Competitives, the
Poster Committee delivers the goods. The majority of
its efforts, however, are regular 22" x 28" affairs. A
splash of poster paint on a brilliant piece of board, a
line or two of catchy printing — and another poster is
ready for approval by the chairman of the committee.
For, in order to check disorder in the halls and to elimin-
ate the use of untidy and ugly posters, all poster material
to be hung in the main corridor or elsewhere in the
building must be OK'd by the chairman whether the
poster is a product of the committee or not.
The committee culminates its activities in its annual
spring contest when all the posters made that year are
judged by the student body and prizes are awarded to the
This year the Poster Committee had many officers.
When Mildred Acker left in January for hospital training,
her treasurer, Miriam Tuton, was elected to take her
place. June Lane was chosen treasurer. Shortly afterward,
Miss Tuton resigned and Audrey Livingston succeeded
her as chairman. Other members of the committee were
Selma Brick, Rosalyn Silver, Evelyn Jacobs, and Olympia
Wish to Haines: I knew the Freshmen would win!
Gilding the lilies
Winners all the Freshman cast
December 10, 1944
THE DRAMATIC CLUB had a very eventful year.
Kitsie Haines was elected to fill the presidency of the
club when Thelma Falk, who graduated at mid-years,
resigned. The other officers were Jacqueline Edmunds,
vice-president; Camille West, secretary; Rosalyn Blake,
treasurer; and Betty Bassow, publicity chairman.
The first public appearance of the Dramatic Club came
with the Christmas Pageant assembly, but this appear-
ance was far outdistanced by the three outstanding per-
formances given by the Freshmen, Sophomores, and
Juniors and directed by the Seniors at Competitives. For
the first time in the recent history of the club, the Fresh-
men won the contest with their performance of The Kink
in the Male Animal. Helen Wish, assisted by Irene Saint
and Shirley Friedman, directed the play. The winning
cast included Edyth Ehlers, Lisa Rubin, Evelyn Gor-
finkel, Eleanor Potter, and Dorothy Blair. For their
winning performance, the club president presented them
with a silver loving cup filled with red roses according to
the custom of the club. Rosalyn Blake was the general
manager of Competitives.
THE ART GUILD, who elected Helen Cooper as
president last spring, was forced to discontinue its
activities for the duration because of a shortage of art
Seated, Tuton, Perlman
Standing, Silver, Davis, Cedrone
Good neighbors: the world is their oyster
Pan American: Roberts, Knox, Melber
Charity Begins at Home
YWCA: Albee, Salvo, Ackeroyd, Lebenheim
rehabilitation, their meat
Y THREW ITS MIGHT into its biggest drive of the
year — the collection of money and gifts at Christ-
mas time for Japanese-American children in relocation
camps. The drive was very successful, and that it was
appreciated could be seen in the many letters received by
the club from the children who benefited from it.
Under the direction of Betty Akeroyd, president, the
Simmons "Y" carried on quietly but fruitfully, for the
rest of the year. The other officers were Betty Leben-
heim, vice-president, and Josephine Salvo, secretary-
LET'S DO SOMETHING new and different" was the
slogan of Le Cercle Francais this year, yet its varied
activities were still centered around France and every-
With Suzanne Kaldek as president, Marilyn Matson
as vice-president, Cynthia Tucker as secretary, and
Arlene Ricci as treasurer, the club lived up to its slogan.
Quiz programs, lecture programs, intercollegiate dances
with Harvard and M.I.T., and the reading of La Farce du
Cuvier are samples of the Club's programs. Outstanding,
however, were the two weeks in December when club
members volunteered at the table of the Fighting French
Committee at the United Nations Relief Christmas Gift
Shop. The inspiring recital of French folk songs pre-
sented by M. Gustave Ferrari at an open meeting of the
club in March will long be remembered by all who were
Cercle Francais: Kaldek, Kicci, Matson, Tucker play
When good neighbors get together
A MIXTURE OF castanets, tangos, and good neigh-
bor relations set the tempo of the Pan-American
Society, which really went to town this year with a
grand total of sixty-five members.
Jean-Marie Jensen started the year as president, but was
called away to be Senior class president after the first
meeting. She was succeeded in office and enthusiasm by
Adah-Grace Roberts, and Joan Melber was chosen for
the office of the new vice-president at a mid-year elec-
tion. Elvia Knox was secretary-treasurer; Ann Michelson,
refreshment chairman; and Janet Hyde, publicity chair-
Lectures on the South American student, Walt Dis-
ney's South of the Border, a. serious bit on Argentina and
her policies, and a spring dance were featured by the
society, but by far the highlight of the season was the
concert-dance held at Evans Hall in December. Music
was provided by Senor Giorgias Gianola and his South
American Band. The orchestra played for an hour in the
living room then everyone went down to the game room
for a full evening of dancing and refreshments.
They used to jump too high, but now they
THE HEAVIEST EXERCISE done at Simmons these
days is done by Freshmen physical education stu-
dents and girls who climb to the library to read Terry and
the Pirates, but such was not always the case. At one time
300 the Fenway was a most athletic place with basket-
ball, tennis, track, and baseball all ranking high in im-
portance. Sweaters and letters went to those girls who
took prizes in the annual track meet and field day.
In the last year, athletics at Simmons were much milder
and less formal. The Simmons College Outing Club, a
member of the Intercollegiate Outing Club Association,
with skiing trips in the White Mountains, canoe trips
on the Charles, and hiking, cycling, and riding 'most
anywhere, constitute Simmons nearest approach to an
athletic association. (The S.A.A., which flourished so
fruitfully in 1910, finally gave up the ghost and died a
half dozen years ago.) Trips usually replace meetings in
the S.C.O.C., but what few meetings there are feature
movies of trips and discussion of sports. Most of the
activities of the club are done in conjunction with those
of the Boston Council, I.O.C.A. which includes Sargent,
Wellesley, Jackson, Radcliffe, M.I.T., Harvard, Tufts,
and Northeastern. An annual Spring Conference enables
club officers of the I.O.C.A. to get together to exchange
S.C.O.C. president, Janet Campbell, was succeeded in
January by Hazel Eaton, when the former left for hos-
One, two, three, four. One, two, .
vie for a PFI
pital training. Other officers
secretary-treasurer; Barbara Beck, trips chairman; and
Barbara Wiley, meetings chairman.
Organized athletics at Simmons broke out again this
year in the form of a ping-pong tournament between the
students and members of the faculty. The winner of this
earth-shaking battle was Barbara Chapin.
Eaton and members
Liver, laundry, and Luckies
Have another cookie. . Dormitory tea
CALL ON FOUR for Barker! Barker! Anybody know
where Barker is?"
Or it may go like this :
"Who wants to make a fourth for bridge? Aw, c'mon.
You can study later."
"Who tied these knots in my pajamas?"
It's all part of the busy and confused life of the dorm
students. No one knew exactly what was going to happen
next when we held an auction last March. Everyone
crowded around in slacks and bid until a blood vessel
let loose, and one girl bought a date with a fellow for
$15-50. Out of the confusion came $160 for the Red
Ordinarily a mild sort of bedlam prevails, such as the
dash for the elevator after supper, the race for showers in
the morning, the furious evening bridge games, and
later on, quiet hours — the roof settles down, and the
books are opened.
The grimmer side of life Q.e. the books) prepares us
for crashing the business world. Or at least that is what
we tell ourselves when it doesn't seem as though we
could possibly write twelve pages more on a term paper.
At other times, the same books provide diverse material
for endless discussions.
Time was when dorm life was not so free. In contrast
with our permissions, note that during the last war,
not only did the students at this institution have to be
in by ten o'clock every night, but they had to have
chaperons! Think of the poor army private (they only
got $21 a month then) who wanted to take a girl to the
Relaxation a la Dormite
life goes on and on
movies. He had to buy three tickets — one for himself,
one for the girl, and one for the chaperon. As though
dates weren't scarce enough in wartime! We know.
The war has brought fewer men, less butter, and more
letter writing. If letters help, no one can say that we
don't do our part at keeping up the soldiers' morale.
Some have found time to help more actively in the war
effort by working in nearby hospitals, and a few hardy
souls even work in defense plants after classes.
For most of us, however, school is an all-time job,
with exams, papers, homework, and more exams. As the
semester nears an end, the smokers fill up at later and
later hours with pajama-clad girls clutching books or
furiously pounding on typewriters.
And still another typical part of dorm life is the per-
petual search for food. Mornings the more energetic
(and those with first hours) stumble into the dining hall
with half-opened eyes. Lunch is consumed in a frantic
dash between classes, and then after school we stop for a
frappe at the drug. Supper-time comes, and about ten
o'clock there is an exodus to the local diner where the
Simmons gang is well known.
Food, books, bridge — they're all part of dorm life, and
if the idea that griping is a symptom of the healthy
American spirit (and we think it is) we are plenty
Any mail for me?
Summer visitors find a lonely but luxuriant campus
AS FAR AS the average commuter
is concerned, times haven't chang-
ed much since 1902. Maybe the com-
muter of that time got a ride to the
station in a surrey instead of a Buick
8, but the train that brought her in was
just as dirty as are some of today's. (We
venture the opinion that they are the
same trains!) There was a rush for seats
on the subway, too, and — chivalry or
no chivalry — then as now, the men hid behind their papers so they
couldn't see the women standing up.
Today, about sixty per cent of the students at Simmons are com-
muters. The term "commuters" is applied to all students who are
not resident students, and includes girls coming from Worcester,
Taunton, Middleboro, or Pawtucket, as well as those who step
from their front doors in Evans Way or Park Drive right into the
college. Most of the commuters, however, live in the suburbs of Bos-
ton — the Newtons, Watertown, Quincy, Melrose, Dorchester, etc.
Thirty years ago, girls coming out to school rode on the Ipswich
Street cars, which seem to have been always crowded and to have
required as much ingenuity, strength, and balance to ride in as the
latest streamlined Watertown car.
Nowadays, if you're not one of the lucky number who can catch
a bus directly home from the corner of Huntington Avenue and
Ruggles Street, you race toward the subway stop judging the speed
Commuter— always in a rush to catch the bus
of the car against your own speed and the color of the
street light. If you're lucky, you make it — but who's ever
that lucky? Of course, you never have anything less than a
live dollar bill to give the conductor who smiles so sympa-
thetically at you. Once on, you either gaze over the
shoulder of the very, very tall man in front of you at
Trans-Quiz No. 23 or find yourself an unwilling partici-
pant in a fight between two Latin School boys. At Park
Street, after falling over somebody's suitcase, you are
forced into a car and whipped to South or North Station
which you reach — just in time to see the 4:36 disappear-
ing down the track. When you finally get home (on the
5:09) you collapse and fall into bed. At 6:00 A.M. you
wake up only to go through the same horrible sequence
all over again. But, by this time, you can do no more
than sigh — it's all in a commuter's day.
Commuting has its advantages, though. Where else or
in what other circumstances could you get such good
pre -Christmas training as bucking the crowd at Park
Street? Where else could you pick up so many odd facts
as in the quiz cards in the subway cars? Where else could
you meet so many people — get such a good lesson in
sociology? Where else find such virgin fields to put your
psychology courses to use? Yes, indeed, commuting is an
education — and an experience!
Another half hour and Home
They live by locker key alone
Classes, if you don't cut you're in a rut
OUTDOOR CLASSES in the spring and fall, laboratories smelling
of sulphur or formaldehyde, clattering typewriters, endless
reams of paper, gallons of ink, miles of lead pencils — all these are a
part of the serious side of Simmons.
The average student spends over three hundred hours or 450 class
hours a year in class. Classes can be of many types. We all have our
pet professors and pet courses, and have at least one course — re-
quired of course — in which we are at a total loss most of the time.
Inevitably, there are dull and fascinating professors, and dull and
fascinating texts. And there never seems to be room in your schedule
to fit in the course you really want, yet, in the end, everyone is
forced to admit that some of the required courses were pretty good
When Simmons was a baby, classes started at 9:45 after forty-five
minutes of devotional services, and the school closed at 4:20. Girls
had trouble even then getting to first hour classes on time. There
were bothersome shorthand forms, term papers, and unsympathetic
professors who demanded homework over the Thanksgiving holi-
day. Girls in the chemistry labs fought with Home-Ecers to see
who could fill the corridors with the most odors — tantalizing and
otherwise. Girls still sat on the back steps to bone up on chemical
formulae, but they didn't "study" in the butt room or across the
street beside the Muddy River — it was the city dump. They crammed
for exams, and they forgot some of their sources in bibliographies.
They may not have had as many activities as the modern Sallies, but
they still had no time to study. Maybe times haven't changed too
much after all.
Ditto ! ! !
Publishing Techniques - Eng. 57
ILLUSTRATIONS AND THEIR
PICTURES OF THE PAST
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were handout in wood, or the pages were ii
manner of the medieval books written by ha
that the intaglie method of reproducing pi
Also called gravure, the -process required
War Service Committee: Johnson, Saunders, Saint
Bonds, blood, and band-
DON'T YOU KNOW there's a war going on? Sure we
do, say Simmons students. We know there's a
war, and we're doing our bit, every one of us.
Representatives from each school in each class have
been elected to the War Council, which directs the
college's war activities. The War Service Committee
sells stamps and bonds every day at Hall Table, and the
Council Room is open Tuesday and Wednesday for
students to make surgical dressings.
In November a War Fund Rally featuring costumed
dancers with the Bluettes and singers of United Nations'
Relief groups singing songs of the Allied nations, en-
listed every student in the Red Feather drive.
The Red Cross Blood Donor Center has had many a
visitor from Simmons, and some students are not very
far from membership in the Gallon Club.
In the fall eighty-five dormitory students volunteered
as ward aides at the Deaconess Hospital to relieve the
shortage of nurses.
Le Cercle Frangais sponsored volunteer work with the
Fighting French Relief, and the Russian War Relief at
Simmons has sent letters, emergency kits, and clothing
The Fourth War Loan Drive went over the top in
March to buy a liaison plane.
Sure, we know there's a war going on, say Simmons
students. We're doing our bit, every one of us.
G.I. currency for G.I. Joes
ages — we work and pray for D - day . .
WAR SERVICE COMMITTEE
Members: Ruth Becker, Martha Higgins, Adelaide Mc-
Devitt, Irene Saint
UNITED STATES STUDENT ASSEMBLY
President, Frances Lewis
Vice-President, Marion Stiebel
Secretary, Sylvia Perlman
Treasurer, Margherita Cedrone
Publicity Chairman, Bernice Diamond
RUSSIAN WAR RELIEF
Members: Shirley Andelman, Shirley Friedman, Beverly
Kerness, Shirlee Koretsky, Marion Secunda
Rollin' 'em right
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* * * Through the Year with Sally * * *
A blow by blow account
THE YEAR WAS SHORT— or was the year long? At
times it seemed never-ending, then before we knew it
June had come and it was all over. And this is the way it
September was an eventful month. . greetings all over
the place. . .special greetings for the Freshmen by Betsy
Foley and her Junior Welcome Committee. . .the Study
Hall was transformed into a library for Freshmen . . .
introductory club teas were open to all. . .courses were
started for industrial nurses ... and, in the back yard,
soldiers from the New England Aircraft School played
with a football while we played with term bills and
test tubes. . . .
Gently we drifted into October and another round of
interesting activities. . .Jo Jasper, of the School of
Business, was elected president of Student Government
and Jean-Marie Jensen took her place as the new senior
class president. . the irrepressible pianist, Boris Goldov-
sky, entertained at the first all-college assembly. . .the
newest transfers were feted at a tea. . .the central place-
ment office, under the capable direction of Miss Anna
Hanson started interviewing Seniors who suddenly
realized that the end was approaching. . .Netvs intro-
duced a new feature — book reviews by the faculty which
proved to be an interesting, amusing, and enlightening
series through the whole year. . .the class of 1943 was
well-remembered when the announcement of the smoking
Graduates serve, undergraduates prepare
Freshman Reception: Dr. Rankin in his element
There'll always be — an Olde English Dinner
Junior Welcome Committee: O'Hearn, Skeels, Melber, Foley, Jones, MacGregor
room's redecoration was made .. posters were in evi-
dence everywhere proclaiming Fen Ways first issue and
Mic Dance with its traditional question, "Who are you
going to take to Mic?" ....
Before we had time to rip off our calendars, it was
November and plenty cold . . . Arthur Murray dancers
gave out with jive rhythm at Mic and Mariana Evans
waltzed off with the prize to the dance contest. . the
United War Fund was well-supported by everyone. . the
Student Council Room was opened for surgical dressings
three days weekly. . .Dr. Wilhelm Solzbacher spoke at
assembly about Germany's place in the post-war world
. . .the Sophomores ordered their class rings. . .Captain
Frances Keegan Marquis, WAC leader of the first women's
AEF and a Simmons graduate, told of her North African
experiences at an evening assembly . . . Fen Ways appeared
with a group of most amazing cover girls. . the Presi-
dent's office extended the Christmas vacation which
made everyone sorry that December was so close. . . .
December. . Christmas carols in the Lounge... "Y"
collected gifts for Japanese children in American camps
. . .47 nurses at Simmons joined the U.S. Cadet Nurse
Corps. . red ribbons everywhere. . the Freshmen enter-
tained at a servicemen's dance... bags were packed,
presents were exchanged . . . the radical, amusing Bertrand
Russell spoke of post-war England at assembly . . . Mary
Sheehan was revealed to be the Madonna at the Christ-
mas Pageant .. Olde English Dinner with jesters and
boar's head pleased "dormites" . . .many goodbyes...
vacation. . . .
Not so pleasant January. . exams were too close for
comfort. . .first assembly speaker of the new year was
Mr .Robert Choate, publisher of the Boston Herald-
Traveler who told of his recent visit to army camps and
bases in England . . . third-year nurses received their caps
and reported for "active duty" at Boston hospitals. . .
in the middle of the month the Glee Club entertained
the Worcester Tech Glee Club at a concert. . exams. . .
exams . . exams. . . .
Valentine month. . .capped and gowned Seniors sere-
naded Juniors at Junior Prom at the Statler. . . Fen Ways
second issue appeared and was read and re-read . . . an-
nouncement was made that Stu-G had revised the Point
System, now called "restrictions" .. .Harvard's Andre
Morize was the assembly feature, speaking on "France
in the Post-War World". . .Simmons President Bancroft
Beatley was appointed to the State Advisory Board of
the Department of Education by Governor Saltonstall . . .
the Sophomores held a gala luncheon and proudly dis-
played their class rings. . Irene Saint was elected editor-
in-chief of the 1944-45 News. . . the Alumnae Association
presented its annual awards for scholarship and general
all-round excellence to Virginia Wernlund of the Nursing
School and Lois Butler of the School of Home Economics
No notes, no nut tin'
. . .Newman Club and Prince School held a dance with! - "
a Washington's Birthday background. . .every week the
Freshmen were feted by the faculty and upperclassmen
of the various schools in a new college opportunities
program. . .once a snowstorm made life a little whiter. . . .
March came with winds across the Fenway ... News
Dance crowned Captain and Mrs. Harold Higgins their
"spotlight" couple. . .the annual Red Cross drive went
over its quota and then some — with the aid of an auction
at the dormitories. . the Freshmen made history by
winning the annual Competitives with their play, "The
Kink in the Male Animal". . Spring and eleven inches
of snow arrived together. . Student Government held
an assembly-rally with Betty Borgeson, Jane Reynolds
and Joan Melber, the three candidates for next year's
presidency, as speakers . . . vacation time rolled around
again with nothing (?) to worry about but the final
spurt through May and June ....
Back to green April with the usual quota of showers . . .
much too much time spent in the back yard "studying"
. . . the Seniors were conspicuous by their absence the
two weeks after vacation for two weeks of practice work
in offices, libraries, newspapers, and publishing houses
here and abroad. . .Visitor's Day we entertained pro-
spective students and fond families on a regular Monday
schedule. . .Senior-Faculty Supper came with entertain-
ment for all and including the ever-popular Bluettes . . .
"another servicemen's dance — this time the Seniors played
hostesses ... spring fever found many victims in this
section of the country. . . .
May... the last month... too much sunshine. . .the
last issue of Fen Ways, this time edited by the Juniors,
made many bright reading hours . . . Seniors smiled (not
too happily) as the Sophomores serenaded them at 6:00
a.m. for May Breakfast. . .the Book-of-the-Month was
Mic, long-awaited and much-appreciated ... the new
Student Government, class, and club officers were an-
nounced at May Party with all-college attendance. . .last
minute cramming for exams. . .All-College Field Day in
the back yard with a wienie roast, races, tennis tourna-
ment, and baseball game. . .the smoker was forgotten as
everyone took to the backyard for classes and lunch
alike. . . .
June ... all the underclassmen went home for vacation
or summer work . . . the Juniors hustled out into the
country to gather daisies (and little black bugs) for
Daisy Chain. . Class Day, families, friends, returning
alumnae, and college staff gathered to watch the Seniors
plant ivy and hold their last step-singing. . .Sunday,
Baccalaureate at the Temple Israel with solemnity. . .
Monday, June 12, Commencement at Symphony Hall
with the big B.S.'s at last attained ... then Senior
Luncheon and the year is ended . . . time now for the class
of '45 to take over. . . .
The Butt Room has its face lifted
Commencement: 'tis but the start of life
June 11, 1944
Reverend Herbert Hitchen, D.D.
West Newton Unitarian Church
June 12, 1944
Edmund Ezra Day, Ph.D., LL.D.
President of Cornell University
The Great Day comes at last
Enthusiasm — polluted by pollen
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"Hail, Alma Mater, we pledge our love to thee"
"Marching, marching, onward"
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FLORENCE ADELSON Home Economics
108 Myrtle St., Boston, Mass.
Girls' High School "Fifi"
Never known to have been at a loss for words . . . "Kids, PLEASE call
me Peggy!" . . a gleam in her eye and a laugh up her sleeve . . and can
Dramatic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Meno-
rah, 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais, 1.
AUDREY BARBARA AJEMIAN Nursing
218 Hemingway St., Boston, Mass.
Watertown High School "A.J."
Sparkling eyes, cellophane-shiny hair, and a super personality . . . inter-
ested in everything from soy beans to Shakespeare . . there s more here
than meets the eye.
Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; Ivy-S, 2; Unity, 1; Sophomore Luncheon
Waitress; Freshman-Junior Wedding Usher; Class Executive
Board, 1; Student Government Representative, 2; News Staff, 1.
BARBARA GLADYS AKERS Nursing
46 Love Lane, Weston, Mass.
Weston High School "Happy Bottom"
Blonde and cute. . .loves apples, wings, THE diamond and Jack. . .
"Come on out to Weston, kids!"
Anne Strong, Secretary, 2, President, 3; Musical Association, 2;
Unity, 1, 2; Valentine Party, Chairman; May Party, Chairman;
Junior Welcome Committee; Sophomore Luncheon Waitress;
Representative to Student Government, 2; Honor Board, 3
MAXINE R. ALBERT Home Economics
66 Marshal Street, Brookline, Mass.
Brookline High School
Her phone number is habit with switchboards at Harvard Business . . .
sings one note beautifully . . a sweet, ready smile helps explain her
Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 3, 4.
ELVERA JEAN ALGERI Science
38 Calvary Street, Waltham, Mass.
Waltham High School "Vera"
Always rushing somewhere . . . but never too busy to stop and help someone
else . . . bright, cheerful, and neat, even in a hot chem lab!
Dramatic Club, 1, 2; Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2;
Ivy-S, 2; Sophomore Luncheon Waitress.
BARBARA ALTMAN Library Science
24 Seaver St., Roxbury, Mass.
Girls' Latin School "Babs"
Bright as a penny,
Alive and alert,
Bubbling with charm,
Academy, 4; Menorah, 2, 3, 4; o2o, 3, 4.
ELEANOR AMES Library Science
166 North St., Salem, Mass.
Salem High School
Dynamite in a small package . . . orchids and showercaps in the rain . . .
where' re my glasses . . .destination — butt room or Tufts.
Musical Association, 2; Newman, 4; Unity, 1, 3; o2o, Secretary,
4; Waitress at Soph and Senior Luncheons; Daisy Chain; Fresh-
man-Junior Wedding, Usher.
MARIE VIRGINIA ANDERSON Library Science
172 Hemingway Ave., East Haven, Conn.
East Haven High School
Apple pie a la mode and the Fenway in the spring . . . twinkling brown
eyes . . .nothing, not even cataloguing, can get her down!
English Club, 2; Newman, 2, 3, 4; o2o, 3, 4; Pan-American, 2, 3;
Old English Dinner Committee, 4; Dormitory Council, 3, Secre-
MIRIAM JEAN ANDERSON Business
40 Ridge Rd., Concord, N. H.
Concord High School ""Andy"
Perpetual office-bo/ding proves her popularity . . . knits like a beaver . . .
lives in the movies . . . male interests range, and we mean range!
Musical Association, 1, Treasurer, 2, 3; Freshman Frolic Com-
mittee; Junior Welcome; Transfer Committee; Baccalaureate and
Commencement Choir, 2; Class Treasurer, 3; Social Activities
Representative, 2; Chairman of Social Activities, 4.
BARBARA PARKER ANDREWS Library Science
1 York St., Nantucket, Mass.
Nantucket High School "Barbie"
Loves the sea, as any Nantucket-ite should. . .equally addicted to
poetry, dogs, and sleeping . . . takes everything in her stride with a rare
English Club, 1; Outing Club, 4; o2o Club, 4.
EDITH VANCE ANTUNES English
45 Read St., Winthrop, Mass.
Winthrop High School "Edie"
Our gal Edie . . .first class theatre-goer and Martha's Vineyard fan.
Dramatic Club, 1, 2, Treasurer, 3; English Club, 1, Secretary, 2,
Vice-President, 3, President, 4; Outing Club, 1, 2, 3; Defense
Committee, 2; Hobo Party, 4; Commencement and President's
Reception Usher; Senior Luncheon Waitress; Senior-Faculty Sup-
per Waitress; Daisy Chain; News, 2, Assistant Feature Editor,
3, 4; News Dance, 3; Mic, 2, Publicity, 3, Circulation Manager,
4; Mic Dance, 4; Fen Ways, 2; Class Day Chairman.
ELIZABETH ARNTZEN Library Science
40 Parkvale Rd., Needham, Mass.
Jamaica Plain High School "Betty"
Quick to see fun. . .neatness is one of her virtues — vices undiscovered yet.
Musical Association, 2; Unity, 1, 2; o2o Club, 3, 4; Pan-Ameri-
can, 4; Valentine Party Committee, 2; Hobo Party Committee, 4;
Sophomore Luncheon Waitress; Freshman-Junior Wedding
Usher; Class Executive Board, 3.
PHYLLIS BAKER English
24 Merrill Rd., Watertown, Mass.
Watertown High School
Overflowing enthusiasm . . . everything Phyl doei somehow turns out swell .
Dramatic Club, 1, Secretary, 2; English Club, 2; Unity Club, 1, 2;
Assembly Committee, 2; Freshman Formal; Valentine Party, 2;
Soph Shuffle; Junior Prom Committee; Junior Welcome Com-
mittee; Class Ring Committee, 2; Mic Dance, 3, Chairman, 4;
Commencement Usher; Daisy Chain; News, Social Editor, 3;
Mic, Associate Editor, 4; Fen Ways, Editor-in-Chief, 3; Com-
mencement Program Committee; Class Day Dance, 4.
ANNE BAILEY English
4 Linden St., Kingston, Mass.
Kingston High School "Annie"
Broke all records by trying out four different schools at Simmons . . .
collects middle names and writes letters for a hobby.
Unity Club, Vice President, 2, President, 3; Soph Shuffle Com-
mittee; Junior Welcome Committee; Old English Dinner Com-
mittee, 2, 4; Daisy Chain, 3; Sophomore Luncheon Waitress;
Baccalaureate, Commencement, and President's Reception Usher,
Class Treasurer, 1 ; Class Executive Board, 4; Fen Ways, Advertis-
ing Manager, 3; Mic, Advertising Manager, 4.
BETTY ANN BAILEY Retailing
15632 Euclid Ave., East Cleveland, Ohio
Shaw High School
She of the black hair, blue eyes, and white Irish skin. . .sophisticated,
yes, but saints' preserve us when she breaks down.
Co-Chairman Newman-Prince School Formal, 4.
MURIEL E. BARBOUR Home Economics
117 Florence St., Roslindale, Mass.
Roslindale High School "Babs"
Outdoor girl who loves jelly doughnuts and can afford to eat them! . . .
current interest in young clergy . . . life ' s ambition is to live in a ' 'manse.' '
Dramatic Club, 3, 4; Home Economics Club, 3, 4; Outing Club, 4 .
DORIS M. BARNARD Home Economics
Lexington Rd., Billerica, Mass.
Howe High School "Dottie"
Happy-go-lucky Dottie' s the life of any party . . l.M. butt fiend that
winters at Dartmouth and collects fraternity pins.
Home Economics Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Outing Club, 1; Unity, 1.
EDNA MAY BARNES Home Economics
184 Church St., West Roxbury, Mass.
Roslindale High School "Barnsie"
Likes dancing, ice skating, and hiking in the rain. . .hates huge dogs
and elevators . . . looks for humor and understanding in her companions.
Newman Club, 1, 2, Chairman of Teas, 3, 4; Home Ec Club, 1, 2,
3, 4; Dramatic Club, 1, 2; Stu-G Class Representative, 3; School
Representative to Merrill-Palmer Nursery Training School,
MARGUERITE L. BARRY Preprofessional
270 Beech St., Roslindale, Mass.
Roslindale High School "Marge"
Serious when her work is concerned . . . likes nothing better than a good
discussion of some social problem . . .divides her allegiance between the
Marine Corps and the Navy.
Newman Club, 1; Waitress at Sophomore Luncheon.
BEATRICE E. BAZOLL Science
94 Hutchings St., Roxbury, Mass.
Jeremiah E. Burke High School "Bea"
Possesses a strictly scientific curiosity about all animals — from mice to
wolves! . . . enthusiasms range from fresh fruit sundaes to glamour hair-
do ' s.
Academy, 3, 4; Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2, 3, 4.
RUTH FOLLETT BEAN English
Alton Bay, N. H.
Salem High School "Beanie"
Beanie and her bag. . .inveterate suit wearer. . .cynicism personified . . .
radical in everything — from politics to music. . .chain smoker . . .car-
toonist with a satirical twist . . . quite an enigma to most of us.
English Club, 4; Unity Club, 1; Poster Committee, 1, 2; Mic
Staff, 4; Fen Ways, Art Editor, 4.
MARTHA JEANNE BEARS Ni
7 Greenwood Ave., Greenwood, Mass.
Wakefield High School
"Bubbling" describes her perfectly .. .keen on dancing, weddings,
tennis, and sets of twins . . . her idea of Heaven is the Cape — with the
right person, of course.
Anne Strong, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1, 2, 3; Unity Club,
1, 2, 3; Valentine Party, 2; May Party, 2; Soph Shuffle Com-
mittee; Junior Welcome Committee; Sophomore Corridor Com-
mittee; Baccalaureate Usher, 2; Baccalaureate and Commence-
ment Choir, 1, 2; Class Treasurer, 2; Class Vice-President, 3.
BARBARA BEETLESTONE English
2 South St., Plainville, Mass.
North Attleboro High School "Bobbie"
Worked like a beaver to make thi r the best Mic ever . . .a cheery smile for
everyone . . .Simmons original half-pint!
Art Guild, Secretary-Treasurer, 1, 2; English Club, 4; Poster
Committee Chairman, 2, 3; o2o Club, 3; Soph Luncheon Com-
mittee; Junior Welcome Committee; Daisy Chain; Baccalaureate
and Commencement Choir, 3; News Staff, 3; Fen Ways, 2, 3, 4;
P.S., 1; Mic, 3, Editor-in-Chief, 4.
(MRS.) ALICE BENTLEY (BRITNELL) Home Economics
284 Union Ave., Framingham, Mass.
Cornwall-on-Hudson High School "Al"
Everyone knows Al by her blue eyes, friendly smile, and spontaneous
sense of humor. . .always aims to please. . .poise galore.
Home Economics Club, 2, 3, Publicity Chairman, 4; Musical
Association, 1, 2; A Capella, 1, 2; Daisy Chain; News Staff, 1.
ROSALYN ALICE BLAKE Business
455 West State St., Trenton, N. J.
Trenton Central High School *'Roz"
Dimples make her look about 12, but she fooled us all and made Academy'.
. . . plays a mean game of bridge, and knits really LONG sweaters!
Academy, 3, Secretary, 4; Dramatic Club, 1, 2, 3, Treasurer, 4;
Scribunal, 3, 4; Unity Club, 1; Soph Shuffle Committee; Junior
Welcome Committee; Old English Dinner; Transfer Committee;
Senior Luncheon Waitress; Class Executive Board, 2; News
Advertising Staff, 3, Business Manager, 4; Curriculum Commit-
tee, 3, Chairman, 4; Honor Board, 3.
(MRS.) CAROL BLANCHARD (HEWITT) English
79 Chilton St., Belmont, Mass.
Belmont High School
' ' Where did you get those eyes?" . . . not-so-secret passions are mountains,
mathematicians, pretzels, and poetry .. .bears out the old adage that
actions speak louder than words.
Academy, 3, 4; Christian Science Organization, 1, 2, Chairman,
3, Reader, 4; Outing Club, 2, 3; Defense Committee, 2, 3; Pan-
American Club, 2, Secretary-Treasurer, 3; Fen Ways Technical
CAROLYN BLANCHARD Nursing
10 Mount Pleasant St., Winchester, Mass.
Winchester High School
Eternal knitting, forever unfinished! . . .dark eyes and a feather cut . . .
the kind of a person you watch on a tennis court . . . enviably unruffled.
Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3; Massachusetts General Student Council,
NANCY BOYCE Nursing
154 Main St., Andover, Mass.
Punchard High School "Boycie"
Wouldn't recognise her without that grin. . .Br ighamite .. .cigarette
and a game of cards . . . Boycie ' s indispensable.
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3, 4.
ETHEL MARIE BRALLA Retailing
9 Chelsea Drive, Port Washington, N. Y.
Port Washington High School "Mike"
Has no "acquaintances," for everyone is her friend. . ."Who wants to
take a nice, brisk walk?" . . .has managed to requite a passion for black
Newman Club, 2, 3; Outing Club, 2; Pan-American, 3; Transfer
Committee, 4; Usher at Baccalaureate, Commencement, and
President's Reception; Daisy Chain; President of Prince School
Student Body, 4.
EMMA VICTORIA BROOKS English
291 Montvale Ave., Woburn, Mass.
Woburn High School "Vickie"
Another wonder child who packed four years into three. . .Chinatown,
Bible, and anthropology take up whatever time is left over.
Art Guild, 1, Secretary-Treasurer, 2; English Club, 1, 2, 3;
League of Evangelical Students, 1, President, 2; Inter-Varsity
Christian Fellowship, Publicity Chairman, 3; Fen Ways Staff, 3-
CLAIRE F. BROWN Nursing
223 Temple St., West Roxbury, Mass.
Roslindale High School "Brownie"
Curly-topped music lover .. .anything red she'll buy .. .efficient, con-
scientious, and quiet . . . calculating bridge player.
Anne Strong Club, 1, Treasurer, 2, 3, 4, 5; Y.W.C.A. 1, 2, 3, 4.
RUTH C. BROWN Business
4 Briggs St., Wollaston, Mass.
Milton High School "Ruthy"
44 s youngster . . .loads of laughs, plus a surprising abundance of gray
matter. . . indispensable to the Glee Club . . . a grand addition to any class.
Dramatic Club, 1; Musical Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; A Capella
Choir, 1, 2, 3, 4; Newman Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4;
Baccalaureate and Commencement Choir, 1; News Circulation
MARIAN WESTON BURNETT Nursing
242 Lincoln Ave., Fall River, Mass.
Lincoln School "Westy"
"Red" without the temper. . . "Wake me up when class is over" . . .frat
pin and Ed . . .at home in a kimono with a large jar of cookies.
Anne Strong, 1, 2, Treasurer, 3, 4; Art Guild, 3; Musical Associa-
tion, 1, 2; Outing Club, 1, 2; Junior Welcome Committee; Bac-
calaureate and Commencement Choir; House Chairman, 1, 3;
Dorm Council, 1, 3-
VIRGINIA L. BURTON Science
37 Grove St., Lynn, Mass.
Lynn Classical High School "Ginny"
The Army, dancing, chemistry, horses, and eating are Ginny ' s chief
interests . . . has done research work at Tech which wasn't all scientific!
Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Executive
LOIS BUTLER Home Economics
93 Vernon St., Norwood, Mass.
Norwood High School "Loey"
Feather cut cutie . . . a versatile lass who dates movie stars and football
captains, knits suits, interior decorates, and makes Academy.
Academy, 3, Treasurer, 4; Dramatic Club, 1, 2; Home Economics
Club, 2, Treasurer, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, Treasurer, 3, 4; Ivy-S
Representative, 2; Soph Shuffle Committee; Junior Prom Com-
mittee; Assistant Chairman of Junior Welcome Committee;
Usher at Baccalaureate, Commencement, and President's Re-
ception; Class Executive Board, 2; Class Treasurer, 3; Student
Government Representative, 4.
SHIRLEY JOYCE CADY Retailing
451 Park Ave., Waverly, N. Y.
Waverly High School J°y "
From Dartmouth to Southern Cal., it's love 'em and leave 'em...
"Waverly is the rodeo center of the East'." . . .a real dependable friend.
Transfer Committee; Commencement Usher, 3-
MARJORIE POTTER CAMPBELL Home Economics
45 Fairview Ave., West Warwick, R. I.
Coventry High School "'Marge"
A cheerful gal with a ready smile . . . a passion for rice pudding, and the
third floor butt room . . . lucky at cards, AND in love!
Home Economics Club, 3, 4.
ELIZABETH FALL CANNEY Science
48 East St., Ipswich, Mass.
Walnut Hill School "Betty"
A loyal friend. . .quiet until you know her. . .interested in swimming,
sailing and all that goes with water — including naval officers.
Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1, 2; Outing Club,
1; Unity Club, 1; Sophomore Luncheon Committee; Junior Wel-
come Committee; Usher at Baccalaureate, Commencement,
President's Reception; Senior Luncheon; Senior-Faculty Supper
and Freshman-Junior Wedding; Daisy Chain; Baccalaureate and
CYNTHIA CHILD Home Economics
103 Warren St., West Medford, Mass.
Medford High School "Cynnie"
Personality plus! . . . works like a beaver, and still manages to have a
wonderful time . . beauty, commonsense — and a dash of dynamite!
Home Economics Club, 2, 3, President, 4; Ivy-S, 1; Unity Club,
1, 2, 3; Y.W.C.A., 1; Assembly Committee, 3, Chairman, 4;
Freshman Formal Committee; Soph Shuffle Committee; Junior
Prom Committee; Junior Welcome Committee; Baccalaureate
and Commencement Usher, Daisy Chain.
MARY E. CHUTE Library Science
19 Maxwell St., Dorchester, Mass.
Dorchester High School "Betty"
Career girl with a yen for sophisticated gowns . . . also for Tech students,
Thomas Wolfe, and Mr. Sypher's courses.
Le Cercle Francais, 2, 4, President, 3; o2o Club, 4, Treasurer, 3;
News Staff, 2, 3; Baccalaureate and Commencement Choir, 2.
^MRS.) RUTH V. CLARK Home Economics
77 Centre St., Holbrook, Mass.
Sumner High School "Ruthie"
Spontaneous humor. . .funny hats . . .Sergeant Allen. . victim of com-
muter s rush . . .enthusiastic grape eater . . .doodles on anything handy.
Home Economics Club, 2, 3,4.
GERTRUDE COHN Business
121 Robbins Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.
Pittsfield High School "Trudy"
Dark-eyed, attractive girl with a most contagious giggle . . crazy about
good music, cokes, and HIM . . fun to be with and a loyal friend.
Dramatic Club, 3; Menorah, 1, 2, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Freshman
(MRS.) MARJORIE COLEMAN (BERG) Home Economics
152 Larch Rd., Cambridge, Mass.
Cambridge High and Latin School "Marge"
Harvard and the Marines . . . baseball and opera . . . efficient! ask Marge
and it ' s done. . .Warren's letters . . genuinely sincere and charmingly
Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 2; Unity,
1, 2, 3; May Party; Sophomore Luncheon; Junior Prom, Chair-
man; Junior Welcome Committee; Baccalaureate, Commencement
and President's Reception Usher; Soph Luncheon Waitress; Class
Secretary, 2; Class Vice-President, 4; Honor Board, 4; Social
Activities Committee, 4.
HELEN ELIZABETH COLGAN Library Science
473A Dudley St., Roxbury, Mass.
Girls' High School "Betty"
hikes everyone and everyone likes her. . dramatics, psych books, and
Shakespeare with Dr. Gay are tops . . .as are men in uniform!
Dramatic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, 3; Le Cercle Francais,
1, 2, 3, 4; Y.W.C.A., 3, 4; o2o Club, 3, 4; Commencement Usher,
3;N^jStaff, 1, 2, 3.
MARY COLLETT Preprofessional
10 Remington St., Cambridge, Mass.
Amherst High School
Has to put her hair down instead of up! . . . most secretive — especially
about engagements! . . .an intellectual with a grand sense of humor.
Musical Association, 1; Outing Club, 1; Junior Welcome Com-
mittee; Curriculum Committee, 3; Song Leader, 1.
MARY ELIZABETH CONNOR English
9 Grampian Way, Dorchester, Mass.
Girls' Latin School
Tall, easy-going, unruffled. . wants to t r y her hand at copywriting. . .
loves warm weather and feminine clothes . . . interests divided between
aircraft carriers and costume design.
English Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association,
1, Fen Ways, 4; Mic, 1, 2; Neu>s, Assistant Feature Editor, 2.
MARY RITA COOK Nursing
75 Oakland St., Brighton, Mass.
Girls' High School "Cookie"
Theme song: "Just a Kid Named Joe" . . .delights in loafing in the
Lounge, munching on some of Showcase' s wares. . fountain of common
sense . . .wonderful philosophy of life.
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 5; Newman Club, 1; Peter Bent Brigham
EDNA CORMIER Home Economics
39 Sterling St., East Braintree, Mass.
Edna' s mind as to her future was made up the day she left England . . .
a peppy British lass who sails for England soon . . .who wouldn't, with
a Captain on the other side to greet you.
(MRS.) JEAN ALVORD CRAMER Business
137 Park Drive, Boston, Mass.
Melrose High School
Sweet, soft voice, turned-up nose, and a cute figure despite Brigham's
sundaes. . .Jean's pretty proud of that third finger, left hand, and is
obviously partial to red-headed sailors.
Art Guild, 1; Musical Association, 1, 2; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4;
Unity Club, 1, 2; Cap and Gown Committee; Class Executive
Board, 3; Soph Luncheon Waitress; Baccalaureate and Com-
mencement Choir; Class Treasurer, 4.
CYNTHIA VAUGHAN CROWE English
12 Foster St., Gloucester, Mass.
Gloucester High School "Cyna"
Founder, director, and guiding light of the Bluett es, our favorite songsters
. . . she shall have music wherever she goes — and it promises to be far!
Musical Association, 1, Librarian, 2, Concert Manager, 3, Presi-
dent, 4; Valentine Party, 2; May Party, 2; Sophomore Luncheon
Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Junior Welcome Commit-
tee; Old English Dinner; President's Reception Usher; Daisy
Chain; Baccalaureate and Commencement Choir, 2, 3; Class
Song Leader, 2, 3, 4; News Circulation Staff, 3; Fen Ways, Circu-
lation Manager, 3; A Capella, 1, 2, 3, 4.
GRACE LOUISE D'ARRIGO Business
472 Pleasant St., Melrose, Mass.
Melrose High School
Hundreds of sweaters and skirts, and always as neat as a pin. . .long
wavy hair and snapping black eyes . . . perfect lady and a swell sport.
Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, President, 4; Sophomore
Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain; Freshman-Junior Wedding
Usher; Class Executive Board, 4.
EVELYN L. DAVENPORT Nursing
44 Montvale Rd., Newton Centre, Mass.
Watertown High School (N.Y.) "Evie"
Prefers to sleep far into the morning . . . unruffled temper . . . easy on the
eye, especially in tailored suits . . . tried and true and a real pal.
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3; Dramatic Club, 1, 2; Y.W.C. A., 1.
(MRS.) HELEN TRIPP DAVIDSON Nursing
15 Florence St., Medford, Mass.
Watertown High School "Trippy"
Preferred Bowdoin houseparties, but is currently settling for Army
affairs . . . allergic to hospital restrictions . . . loves apple pie, the operat-
ing room, and a certain cottage on the Maine seacoast.
Academy, 3, 4; Anne Strong, 1, 2; English Club, 1; Unity Club,
1; Class Vice-President, 2; Student Government Representative,
1; News Staff, 1.
POMONA JEAN DAVIDSON Nursing
Mount Dora, Florida
Mount Dora Public School "Pony"
Tall, smooth and sophisticated — outside. . .fun and scatter-brained —
inside. . "Have you seen my glasses?" . . .neat date, specialising in
Harvard, narrowed down to Dunster House.
Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3; Unity Club, 1, 3; Massachusetts General
Student Council, 3, 4; Dorm Board, 2; May Party; Sophomore
Shuffle; Junior Welcome Committee.
CATHERINE ELIZABETH DeLUCA Business
46 Bosson St., Revere, Mass.
Revere High School "Kay"
Unbelievably good-natured, with a sweet smile and a quick "hello" for
everyone. . .a whiz at figures, with dimples and dark brown eyes.
Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Sophomore Luncheon
Waitress; Daisy Chain; News Typist, 3; Head Typist, 4.
ARLENE P. DIXON Business
134 Oakland Ave., Methuen, Mass.
Edward F. Searles High School
Gay and charming . . . her heaven is the top floor of South . . . and the
opposite would be a red-headed blind date'. . . . a finished product of the
Business School who ' s sure to make a perfect secretary.
BARBARA DRAKE Home Economics
24 Janet Rd., Wollaston, Mass.
Woodward School for Girls "Barbie"
Barbie' s the girl you see spreading her sunny smile around the butt room.
Dramatic Club, 1; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Unity Club, 1;
News, Business Staff, 1.
MARY ELIZABETH DUGGAN Business
8 Pond St., Milton, Mass.
Milton High School "Snaperoon"
A perky, little red-head with brown eyes that talk.
Home Economics Club, 2; Musical Association, 1, 2; Newman,
1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 3, 4; May Party, 2; Baccalaureate and
Commencement Choir, 1.
(MRS.) SHIRLEY DUNCAN (REED) Business
342 Princeton Blvd., Lowell, Mass.
Lowell High School "Dune"
5'5" of vitality . . dances better than Arthur Murray.
Scribunal, 4; Unity, 1, 2; Soph Luncheon Committee; Junior
Welcome Committee; Dine n' Roll Committee; Commencement
Usher; Soph Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain; Student Activi-
ties, 3; Chairman of Class Day Dance.
ELEANOR JEAN EDWARDS Retailing
599 University Place, Grosse Pointe, Mich.
Grosse Pointe High School
Mid-west lingo . . . little, cute, and good-natured.
MARIANA MEARS EVANS English
3405 Lowell St., Washington, D. C.
Good-looking — obviously! .. .handknit socks, more in process.
English Club, 4; May Party, 2; Freshman-Junior Wedding, 1;
Junior Welcome Committee; Old English Dinner, 3, 4; Transfer
Committee; Baccalaureate, Commencement, and President's
Reception Usher, 3; Senior-Faculty Supper, 3; Class Executive
Board, 1; Social Activities, 3; News Staff, 3, 4; Fen Ways, Feature
Editor, 4; Vice-Chairman of House, 3; Dorm Board, Secretary, 3;
Chairman of News Dance, 3-
THELMA HARRIETT FALK Preprofessional
31 Academy Rd., Leominster, Mass.
Leominster High School
Enthusiastic leader of dramatics .
.psycho log y on fifth floor Evans.
Dramatic Club, 1, Activities Chairman, 2, President, 3, 4;
Menorah, 1, 2; Outing Club, 1, Junior Welcome Committee;
Old English Dinner; Baccalaureate, Commencement, and Presi-
dent's Reception Usher; Daisy Chain; News, Assistant Technical
MARILYN ELIZABETH FIELD Home Economics
31 Newfield Ave., New Britain, Conn.
New Britain High School "Lynn"
Meet an A-l dancer and our famous "Yeah Man" girl.
Dramatic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Musical
Assocation, 1, 2, 3; Unity Club, 1, 2, 3; May Party; Hobo Party;
Old English Dinner; Baccalaureate, Commencement, and Presi-
dent's Reception Usher; Soph Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain;
News, Social Staff, 2, 3-
SARAH ELIZABETH FIELD Preprofessional
34 Harding Ave., Edgewood, R. I.
Cranston High School "Sa"
One of God' s best P.F.I.'s . . .life is fun and people are funnier.
Dramatic Club, 2, 3; English Club, 3; Musical Association, 2;
Outing Club, 1, 2; Chairman Freshman Frolic; Valentine Party;
Chairman Junior Welcome Committee; Transfer Committee;
Pan-American Society, 3, 4; Baccalaureate, Head Usher, 3, Usher,
2; Commencement and President's Reception Usher, 2, 3; Soph
Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain; Class Vice-President, 1; Class
President, 2; Vice-President of Student Government, 4; Dorm
Council, 1, 2, 3; Dorm Board, 3-
ELIZABETH R. FINNERAN Business
202 Stafford St., Worcester, Mass.
Worcester South High School
A math whiz who finds time to commute from Worcester . . . happy brown
eyes and a smile to match, especially when a Hershey Bar or a hot fudge
sundae is in view!
Newman, 3, 4; Y.W.C.A., 1; Commencement Usher; Daisv
JOAN FISCHER Library Science
102 Grand Blvd., Binghamton, N. Y.
Binghamton Central High School "Joanie"
Pint-sized and cute, with more enthusiasm than an alarm clock . . .
amazing line of chatter that charms the Army, fascinates the Navy, and
is dynamite at Tech!
Menorah, 1, 2, o2o Club, 4.
MARY PATRICIA FLYNN Nursing
289 Morton St., Stoughton, Mass.
Stoughton High School "Fleggin"
"Did I get a letter!" . . three cokes a day, plenty of sleep, and, of
course, a letter, keep her happy . . .manages to have lots of fun, with a
time and place for everything.
Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, 3; Dramatic Club, 1.
GERTRUDE FOX Library Science
12 Hanover Circle, Lynn, Mass.
Lynn Classical High School "Gert"
Favorite period is lunch .. .movie, music, and smorgasbord fan...
strictly collegiate in very big sweaters and very short skirts.
Menorah, 1,2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais, 1; o2o Club, 3, 4.
LOUISE J. FRANK English
49 Ellsworth Rd., Larchmont, N. Y.
Mamaroneck High School "Lou"
No ink spots on this live-wire editor . . . immaculate grooming a la New
York . . . past master of the Dorothy Parker crack . . . ambition enough for
ten, and the talent to go with it.
Dramatic Club, 1,2; English Club, 1 , 2, 3; Le Cercle Francais, 1 ;
Olde English Dinner, 3, 4, Baccalaureate, Commencement, and
President's Reception Usher; Daisy Chain; News, Staff, 1, 2,
News Editor, 3, Editor-in-Chief, 4; News Dance Committee, 3;
Fen Ways, Assistant Feature Editor, 4; Senior-Facultv Supper, 4.
MARTHA VAN CAMP FRANKEL English
"Windrush," Greenfield, Mass.
Transfer from Principia Junior College "Marty"
Bette Davis' double. . Windrush, Boston, and Jack. . .collects Tschai-
kovsky, Shostakovitz., and Dorsey records. . .%oomed Fen Ways circula-
tion . . .clothes horse par excellence.
Christian Science Club, 3, Treasurer, 4; Fen Ways, Circulation
MARGARET GATELY Nursing
149 South St., Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Girls' High School Peg"
Never studies, but knows all the answers . . .deaf to alarm clocks. . .
would never pass up a coke, or a vacation in Vermont . . . a swell pal.
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Newman, 1,2, 3, 4; Assembly Sug-
gestion Committee, 2; Senior-Facultv Supper Waitress; News
Staff, 1,2, 3.
ELIZABETH GEDDES Business
3 Old Brook Rd., Melrose, Mass.
Melrose High School "Betsy"
The smile's the thing — especially hers! . . .a Spanish blonde with a mild
passion for clothes. . "A private's as good as a general," and Betsy
Scribunal, 2, Secretary, 3, 4; Junior Welcome Committee; Trans-
fer Committee; Baccalaureate, Commencement, and President's
Reception Usher; Senior Luncheon Waitress; Senior-Faculty
Supper Waitress; Daisy Chain; House Chairman, 1; Dorm Board,
1, Dorm Council, 1 , Chairman of Servicemen's Dance, 4.
ETHEL LOUISE GELPKE Home Economics
432 Pleasant St., Canton, Mass.
Canton High Schoo
Clean-cut profile and a fresh water complexion defy even the grime of the
South Station . . . enthusiastic about anything Scandinavian . . . our
own Bernhardt when she tells a story.
Home Economics Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1;
Commencement Usher; Sophomore Luncheon Waitress; Bac-
calaureate and Commencement Choir; Class Executive Board, 4.
PAULINE GILPIN Professional
46Dewev St., Richford, Vt.
Richford High School "Polly"
Studies so-o-o hard — every night about 10 P.M.! . . . ripe olives on Satur-
day afternoon and Sunday dinners at SAE . . thinks the Arkansas
Traveler is pretty special.
Outing Club, 1, 2, 4; Unity Club, 1, Waitress at Sophomore
VIRGINIA LOUISE GLANCY Nursing
18 Birch St., Marblehead, Mass.
Ste. Chretienne Academy "Ginnie"
Commuting IS fun! . . . Irish lass with curly brown hair and blue eyes . . .
neat but not persnickety . . .jelly doughnuts and wings.
Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1, 3; Newman
Club, 1, 2, 3, 4.
SELMA GOLDBERG Nursing
R. 2, Main St., Watertown, Conn.
Watertown High School
Gloria, the glow girl . . .her personality has won her many close friends
both among her patients and those who work with her.
Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; A Capella, 1, 2, 3; Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5;
May Day Committee, 2.
ELEANOR GRAY Business
18 Fairfax Rd., Milton, Mass.
Milton High School "Ellie"
A quizzical quirk of an eyebrow . . . smooth sophistication . . . connoisseur
of Tech and Harvard. . .usually sprouting an orchid.
Dramatic Club, 1; Scribunal 1,2,; Unity, 1, 2; Daisy Chain.
PRISCILLA GRINDELL Business
50 Chester Rd., Belmont, Mass.
Belmont High School "Grindv"
Favorite haunt — the switchboard . . calm. . .poised. . .the perfect secre-
tary. . .neat and quick. . .a "whiz,," but she keeps it to herself.
Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Unity, 1, 4; Daisy Chain.
DOROTHY S. GRODBERG Home Economics
185 Pleasant St., Brookline, Mass.
Dorchester High School for Girls "Dottie"
Short and cute . . . easily excited . . . hates pseudo-sophist icates . . . loves
tennis, music, knitting, plays . . . wants to own her own restaurant.
Home Economics, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2, 3, 4; Ivy-S, 1; Com-
MARY D. HADDAD Library Science
Charlestown Inn, Charlestown, N. H.
Burlington High School
Pensive calm conceals a poet's temperament . . a persuasive voice and a
ringing laugh. . .will certainly be a well-read librarian.
MARY KITSIE HAINES Home Economics
Bayamo, Ote, Cuba
Westown Prep School "Kitsie"
Cuba's best ambassador of good will . . .dramatics, hypnotism, and
fortune-telling keep us atnused . . .versatile, easy-going, and cordial. . .
a smile we all envy.
Dramatic Club, 1, 2, Treasurer, 3, President, 4; Home Economics
Club, 3, 4; Pan-American Club, Vice-President, 4; May Party;
Soph Shuffle; Junior Welcome Committee; Hobo Party; Old
English Dinner; Transfer Committee; Baccalaureate, Commence-
ment, and President's Reception Usher; Senior Luncheon Wait-
ress; Daisy Chain; Class Executive Board, 1; Dorm Council, 3, 4;
Dorm Board, 3, 4; House Chairman, 3; Evans Hall Chairman, 4.
BARBARA ANN HALL Nursing
104 Sewall Ave., Brookline, Mass.
New Britain High School "Bah"
Casual Connecticut Yankee .. .happiest in good sailing weather...
symphony, gardenias, and Camels . . .an enviable size 9.
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Unity Club, 1, 2; Student Activities
NATALIE HALL Business
95 Echo St., Brockton, Mass.
Brockton High School "Nat"
You should see her ring . . . always dashing hither and yon . . . never a
dull moment . . .her interests — Bob, Bob, Bob.
Scribunal, 4; Unity, 4; Defense Committee; Commencement
Usher; Soph Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain.
RUTH HALL Business
60 Lazel St., Whitman, Mass.
Whitman High School
One of the first Seniors to wear a diamond . . .daily letters to Africa . . .
knits socks and sweaters by the dozens . . .finds time to be College
Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Unity, 1; Curriculum Committee, Chairman, 4;
Commencement Usher; Daisy Chain; College Voucher, 4.
RUTH JANE HANNA Business
92 Lewis Ave., Walpole, Mass.
Walpole High School
Transfer from Middlebury College
Business-like appearance, except when she' s playing bridge — which is
most of the time'. . . . tall enough to handle 30-inch file drawers with ease!
KATHRYN BALCH HARRIS Home Economics
152 Broad St., Matawan, N. J.
Matawan Public High School "Kay"
Quiet, pint-sized gal .. .capable .. .interested in everything, nursery
schools, bridge, music. . keen humor. . fascinating Jersey accent.
Home Economics, 3, 4.
CAROL HARTFORD Business
335 Hildreth St., Lowell, Mass.
Lowell High School
Brown eyes that melt . . . lovely lady . . . her admirers keep Evans desk
busy . . . talent for drawing . . . ready for fun anytime.
Art Guild, 1, 2, Chairman of Social Activities, 2; Scribunal, 2, 3,
Treasurer, 3, Chairman of Teas, 4; Outing Club, 1, 2; Unity, 1, 2;
May Party; Junior Welcome Committee; Transfer Committee;
Dorm Tea Committee, 3; Anzac Committee, 4.
JOANNE HEBB English
9 Free St., Hingham, Mass.
Framingham High School
Girl with a hoe ■off key, on key, any old key . . . interested in the Male
Animal — farm bound and otherwise . . . scuff, scuff, clop — that's Joanne
English Club, 2; Unity, 1; United War Fund, 4; Baccalaureate
Usher; Commencement Usher; Usher at President's Reception;
Senior-Faculty Supper, Waitress; Daisy Chain; News Staff, 1,
Assistant News Editor, 2.
JEANNE LOUISE HENRY English
173 Newbury St., Boston, Mass.
Melrose High School "Hank"
Delightful combination of practicality and dreaminess . . . much too
charming to be called Hank. . .loves swimming and horseback-riding.
English Club, 3, 4, Secretary, 3; Pan-American Society, 4; Com-
mencement Usher; Senior Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain;
Fen Ways, 3, Editor, 4.
BARBARA LOUISE HENSHALL Library Science
19 Sumner St., Taunton, Mass.
Taunton High School "Bobbie"
Don' t judge this book by its cover . . .interested in the army, psychology,
and music . . .sedate. . .believes in well-balanced lunches.
o2o, 4; Outing Club, 4; Musical Association, 2.
MARION ALMA HESS Nursing
20 Vine St., Lexington, Mass.
Lexington High School
Hearty laugh . . . beautiful teeth . . . tans in a week and keeps it all
summer. . .three dates at a time . . .passion for chocolate in any form.
Commencement Usher; Soph Luncheon Waitress.
LUCILLE P. HOBART Home Economics
Burlington High School "Lu"
A la Carmen Miranda. . .raven haired. . .unpredictable . . .an off-hand
manner. . .New Zealand bound. . ."wake me for breakfast, please."
Pan-American Society, 4; Home Economics, 3, 4; Senior-Faculty
ELEANOR M. HOEY Business
105 Longwood Ave., Brookline, Mass.
Girls' Latin School "El"
Little girl with a big voice . . .her silence betokens a busy brain . . . pre-
fers blonds in Navy blue and gold.
Musical Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4, Scribunal,
2, 3, 4; Commencement Usher; Baccalaureate and Commencement
MARY ELIZABETH HOEY Science
32 Elm St., Holliston, Mass.
Holliston High School
A ramblin wreck for Worcester Tech. . .Irish dimples . . .where s that
liter bottle . . . can she play bridge . . . no'.!
Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, Executive Board Repre-
sentative, 2, Vice-President, 3, President, 4; Commencement
Usher; Senior Luncheon Waitress, Daisy Chain; Class Representa-
tive to Executive Board, 2, 3-
ISABELLE HOWE Home Economics
58 Marshall St., Watertown, Mass.
Watertown High School "Izzy"
The envy of those under 5 ")" . . .partial to the Army Air Corps and
Hamilton College . . .Lake George's her second home . . .rushes around.
Dramatic Club, 1; Home Economics, 3, 4; Unity, 1, 2, 3.
ANN W. HOYT Library Science
77 North Grove St., East Aurora, N. Y.
East Aurora High School "Hoyt"
Naturalness is her keynote . . .passion for Basie, boxy sweaters, and
planes; abhors lettuce and formats . . . her creative pen gives us the artistic
realism of Saroyan.
Dramatic Club, 1; Outing Club, 1, 2; o2o Club, 4.
MARGARET FAITH HINE Nursing
9 Farrar St., Cambridge, Mass.
Cambridge Upper School "Peggy"
Not loud, but not unheard. . .her nursing career and dramatic ability
are but two of many accomplishments . . .enviable poise.
Academy, 3, 4, 5; Musical Association, 1; Massachusetts General
Student Council; Soph Corridor Committee Chairman.
PAULA WARREN HURVITT Preprofessional
69 Tremont St., Maiden, Mass.
Maiden High School "Pete"
Indispensable knitting needles .. .perennially box-office bound... an
embryonic social worker . . .dislikes nail polish . . . loves the army.
English Club, 4; Menorah, 3; Outing Club, 3; U.S.S.A., 4;
Y.W.C.A., 4; Daisy Chain.
JOSEPHINE G. JASPER Business
379 Market St., Rockland, Mass.
Rockland High School Jo"
Madame President . . most popular and friendliest . . .she of the friendly
smile and cheery nature ..." Have you heard about John?
Newman Club, 1, 3, 4; Scribunal, 4; Dine 'n' Roll Chairman;
Cap and Gown Chairman; Transfer Committee; Baccalaureate,
Commencement, and President's Reception Usher; Soph Lunch-
eon Waitress; Daisy Chain; Class President, 1; News, Advertising
Staff, 3; President of Student Government, 4; Dorm Council, 4,
Dormitory Board, 4; Honor Board, 4.
JEAN-MARIE JENSEN English
26 Beach Bluff Ave., Swampscott, Mass.
Swampscott High School
Tall, dark, and handsome. . .busier than three bees, but never without
a word for all her friends . . .it's the Army Medical Corps!
Dramatic Club, 1; English Club, 2, Treasurer, 3, Vice-President,
4; Unity, 1; Pan-American, 3, 4; Sophomore Luncheon Commit-
tee; Baccalaureate, Commencement, and President's Reception
Usher; Senior Luncheon Waitress; Chairman of Daisy Chain;
Class President, 4; News Staff, 2, 3; Fen Ways, Editor-in-Chief, 4.
BETTY LUCY JOHNSON Librarv Science
155 Davis Ave., White Plains, N. Y.
White Plains Senior High School "Betty Lou"
Paper-boy on campus . . . busiest girl at Simmons . . . ready for any topic
of discussion . . . her enthusiasm rims wild . . . tennis at 6:30 a.m.
Academy, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1, 2; Le Cercle Francais, 1;
Defense Committee, 4; Senior-Faculty Supper Waitress; Honor
Board Representative, 4; o2o, 3, 4, Chairman of Programs, 4;
U.S.S.A., Program Committee, 4; Pan-American Society, 2, 3, 4;
War Fund Drive, Chairman, 3-
ELEANOR JOHNSON Retailing
95 French Ave., Brockton, Mass.
Brockton High School "Peter"
Shapely stems . . .blonde hair that s the envy of all . . .really professional
. . .has been "dressing' some of us seniors for some time now.
Scribunal, 2, 3; Unity, 1, 2, 3, Treasurer, 3; Commencement
Usher; Soph Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain.
GLENYS MARIAN JOHNSON Business
20 John St., Brookline, Mass.
Orange High School "Glen"
Beautiful hair . . .beautiful complexion . . .proud of her Theta Chi pin . . .
winter sports fan . . .goes for smooth perfume and Gershwin.
Scribunal, 2, 4; Unity, 1; Pan-American Society, 3; Freshman
RUTH LOUISE JOHNSON Business
Lafayette St., Stamford, Conn.
Stamford High School
Headaches over Stu-G books . . . a whiz, at bridge . . . red hair but no
temper. . flying fingers on the piano . . .bed at 10:30.
Musical Association, 1, 2; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Unity, 1, 3; Pan-
American Society, 2; Junior Prom Committee; Academy, 4;
Baccalaureate Usher; Commencement Usher; Usher at President's
Reception; Daisv Chain; Class Vice-President, 3; Class Executive
Board, 1; Student Government Treasurer, 4.
RACHEL JOSEFOWITZ Preprofessional
285 Central Park West, New York, N. Y.
Swiss miss. . .camellias, symphony, and skiing her passions . . M.I.T.
too. . .intellectual face . . .devlish eyes.
Menorah, 1, 2, 4, Freshman Representative; Le Cercle Francais,
President, 1, 2, Treasurer, 3, 4; Outing Club, 1; Junior Welcome
Committee; PS., Technical Staff, 1.
JOAN LOUISE KEATING Business
8 Stony Brae Rd., Newton Highlands, Mass.
Sacred Heart Academy
The most dat ingest girl in the class . . . a debby air, a sweet smile, and a
real sense of humor are what gets 'em. . .spends her dream time in
Newman Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 3, Publicity Chairman, 4;
Dine 'n' Roll; Commencement Usher; Daisy Chain; Sophomore
Luncheon Waitress; News, Business Staff, 2; Mic Staff, 4; Chair-
man of Commencement Programs and Invitations.
BEVERLY KERNESS Preprofessional
55 Haffard St., Fall River, Mass.
B.M.C. Durfee High School
Serious, silly, sophisticated — whichever the occasion demands...
shortened four years to three . . . hair up or down . . . big brown eyes.
Menorah, 1, 2. 4; U.S.S.A., 4; Soph Luncheon Waitress.
KATHALEEN KIESSLING Business
7 Shepard's Ct., Hyde Park, Mass.
Hyde Park High School "Kay"
Sociable, popular, and vivacious . . .wide-eyed and winsome. . .always
on the go. . .a beautiful dancer who loves a good time. . .pet hobby —
knitting for the Navy.
Musical Association, 1, 2; Newman, 1, 2, 3; Senior Representa-
tive, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3; Chairman of Activities, 4; Soph Luncheon
Waitress, Daisy Chain.
JANE KILLION Science
60 Washington Manor, West Haven, Conn.
West Haven High School
Tries hard to talk with a Boston accent, no success . . . crazy about sailing
at Plum Island . . .has fun amongthe test tubes . . ." my brotherThomas."
Dramatic Club, 1; Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4.
(MRS.) JEAN MACAFEE KING Home Economics
115 Randolph St., So. Weymouth, Mass.
Weymouth High School "Mac"
Gave up institutional management for home management — and all for
a sailor named Dick! . . . contagious grin and a million friends . . . never
says "No" to a hand of bridge.
Home Economics Club, 2, Secretary, 3, 4; Outing Club, 1, 2;
Sophomore Shuffle Committee; Senior Bridge Committee.
MARJORIE J. KITCHING Retailing
372 Longwood Ave., Boston, Mass.
Fairhaven High School "Kitch"
A likeable gal who knows how to have fun . . .loves her piano, her boat,
and the Cape . . . will make an A-l store executive, and have a wonderful
time doing it.
Outing Club, 1; Unity, 1; Secretary-Treasurer of the Prince
School Student Body, 4.
PRISCILLA E. KLEIN Home Economics
92 Maple St., Roxbury, Mass.
Girls' Latin School "Pris"
Sweetly sophisticated. . .mania for mushrooms and lobster .. .likes
sketching and tennis . . . interests vary from recipes to current world
Academy, 3, 4; Dramatic Club, 1, 2; English Club, 1; Home
Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2, Chairman Social Activi-
ties, 3, President, 4; Ivy-S, 1; Outing Club, 1; News, Social News
Staff, 2, 3; Russian War Relief Committee, 3-
RUTH C. KNIPES Business
58 Fairfax St., Somerville, Mass.
Somerville High School
Always gay, even in office machines . . a corner of her heart belongs to
Tufts; she was once a Jackson coed. . .an enthusiastic doctor's wife,
that's her future role!
Academy, 4; Scribunal, 4; News, Typing Staff, 3, 4.
RUTH GIFFORD KNOWLTON Business
164 Burrill St., Swampscott, Mass.
Swampscott High School "Ruthie"
Earrings matching every costume . . . suits . . . big handbags . . . baseball
. . . math . . . stayed single till her twentieth birthday and won ten dollars,
but makes no bets like that for the future.
Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Unity, 1, 2, 3; Pan-American, 4; Daisy Chain.
ELVIA KNOX English
54 Belmont St., Somerville, Mass.
Somerville High School "Knocky"
Apparently studious, but we know better . . .that ever-present lunch box
means a huge appetite . . full of fun.
Academy, 4; English Club, 4; Daisy Chain; Fen Ways, Technical
Editor, 3; Pan-American Society, Secretary-Treasurer, 4; Shush
JEAN F. KRUM Retailing
163 South Fifth St., Lehighton, Penn.
Lehighton High School
To bed with the dawn . . .nonchalant about cuts . . .an enviable wardrobe
. . .startling colloquialism.
Dramatic Club, 1; English Club, 1, 2; Outing Club, 1; Unity, 1;
Transfer Committee; Baccalaureate and Commencement Usher;
Senior-Faculty Supper Waitress, 3, 4; Daisy Chain; Dormitory
Board, 4; Dormitory Council, 4; Assistant Vice President of
Student Government, 4; News, Advertising Manager, 3.
HELEN PAULINE KUFEL
42 Chapel St., Shirley, Mass.
Ayer High School
Always full of zest . . .sunny disposition . . .laughing eyes .
her forte . . humorous and friendly .
Ellen Richards, 2; Newman, 1, 4; Scribunal, 4.
577 Norfolk St., Mattapan, Mass.
Dorchester High School for Girls "Syl"
Fooling around the chem lab seems to improve her salty sense of humor . . .
eating hamburgers and knitting sweaters arc pet pastimes . . . her friend-
ship is a valuable possession.
Academy, 3, 4; Ellen Richards Club, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2.
MARY LAWRENCE Nursing
80 Palmer Ave., Falmouth, Mass.
Lawrence High School "Tommie"
Navy blue and gold . . . "You re a darlink!" . . .snap, kelley, catgut . . .
Beta pin — diamond — gold band — Tom.
Anne Strong, 2, 3, 4; Valentine Party Committee; Junior Wel-
256 Gibson St., Lowell, Mass.
Newburgh High School, N. Y. "Jan"
She blushes oh so easily . . . blond hair . . . blue eyes . . . a cute little accent
. . . enjoys people, so she's a volunteer worker . . . a mathematical whizj
Scribunal, 2, 3, 4.
JOAN ELIZABETH LEACH English
9 Grafton St., Greenwood, Mass.
Wakefield High School "Pony"
Usually late . . . would-be jitterbug . . . her bands and eyes talk better
than her voice . . .believes in 3 a.m. cramming.
English Club, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1, 2, 3; Newman,
1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais, 2; Commencement Usher; Daisy
Chain; Mic, Art Editor, 4; Fen Ways, Business Manager, 3, Art
25 Hamilton St., Cottage City, Md.
McKinley High School "Connie"
There' s only one side of life — the funny one . . ."No, I've never cut my
hair ' . . .Jimmy' s for breakfast, and a dash for psych . . . the best friend
of all — to everyone.
Outing Club, Secretary, 3; Chairman of Ring Committee; Fen
Ways, Business Manager, 4; Fire Chief, 4; Dorm Board and Dorm
67 Vermont St., West Roxbury,
Roslindale High School
Tall, majestic and gracious . . . extremely versatile girl, who likes almost
everything, except peas . . .never a dull moment.
Dramatic Club, 1; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Outing Club,
1, 2; Unity Club, 3; Commencement Usher.
27 Old Terrace, Bellows Falls, Vt.
Bellows Falls High School "Liver"
Strange passion for stews . . . Vermont er without the accent . . . wanderlust
with the South in view, but says she' 11 miss a White Christmas.
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Unity, 2, 3; Valentine Party, 2;
Waitress at Senior-Faculty Supper.
JUNE HARRIET LONG Nursing
73 Wellesley Rd., Holyoke, Mass.
Holyoke High School
Possessor of an enviable and unlimited patience . . . tailored clothes and
Bing Crosby . . . wants to be an ideal mother with a large following!
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3; Newman Club, 1, 2, 3; Peter Bent
Brigham Student Council; Senior Luncheon Waitress; Soph
Luncheon Waitress; Dorm Board, 2.
(MRS.) SHIRLEY SHAFRAN LOTOW Home Economics
25 Nazing Rd., Roxbury, Mass.
Girls' Latin School "Shirl"
Favorite pastime — her husband .. petite and trim... goes overboard
for classical records and shoes . . .can sleep anywhere, anytime.
Dramatic Club, 2; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2,
3, 4, Treasurer, 4; Ivy-S, 1; Commencement Usher.
MARY CONSTANCE LUBY Library Science
6 Adams Rd., Framingham Center, Mass.
Framingham High School "Lube"
Brigham' s sundaes and checkers, her delight . . .morning cup of coffee a
necessity . . .witty . . .sunshiny.
Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; o2o, 2, 3, 4; Usher at Baccalaureate, Com-
mencement, and President's Reception; Waitress at Senior
Luncheon; Daisy Chain.
LORETTA M. MACARTHY Business
162 Washington St., Arlington, Mass.
Arlington High School
An unusual person with a fine understanding of human nature . . . spark-
ling eyes and a cheery smile . . . inspiration from down South began at
Holy Cross, and is still going strong!
Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Baccalaureate and Com-
mencement Usher; Soph Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain;
Freshman-Junior Wedding Usher.
MARY-EFFIE MacDONALD Retailing
60 Ornis St., Melrose, Mass.
Melrose High School "Meffie"
Friendly as spring . . . her feet on the ground . . . her heart in South
America . . .conservative . . .a portrait in pastels.
Home Economics Club, 2, 3; Unity, 1; Commencement Usher;
Soph Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain.
CONSTANCE A. McGRATH Preprofessional
111 Montclair Ave., West Roxbury, Mass.
Mansy High School "Connie"
Button-cute . . . petite . . . long blonde hair . . . refreshingly frank . . .
Connie' s still fighting the Civil War, and we bet she wins!
Musical Association, 1; Unity Club, 1, 2; Pan-American, 3, 4;
Commencement Usher; Daisy Chain.
MARY JANE McGRATH Business
106 Mt. Vernon St., Fitchburg, Mass.
Notre Dame Academy "M.J."
Rush, rush, rush. . .her sense of humor amuses even herself . . .can t
seem to follow directions . . .a passion for windy days, Strauss, small
Musical Association, 1; Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4,
Vice President, 2; Assembly Committee; May Party; Junior
Welcome; Hobo Party; Chairman of Old English Dinner; Usher
at Baccalaureate and Commencement; Waitress at Senior and
Soph Luncheons; Daisy Chain; Class Representative, 3; Chair-
man of Honor Board, 4.
MARGUERITE E. McHUGH Business
16 Newhall St., Lynn, Mass.
Lynn English High School
Dimpled and demure — a typical Irish colleen . . . a smile for all . . .
"Accounting's a snap!" . . .hobbies — knitting, dating, and dancing. . .
"Good things come in small packages . ..."
Newman, 1, 2, 3; Secretary, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Mic, Business
Manager, 4, Dance Committee, 4; Director, Cooperative Society,
4; Red Cross Drive, 4.
ELEANOR McPHEE Science
31 Bungalow Pk., Stamford, Conn.
Sacred Heart Academy "Foo"
The mad scientist. . goes social in spurts . . .likes sleep and solitude,
coffee ice cream, and Africa, 1943 . . .a fiend for neatness.
Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Unity, 1.
EILEEN MARGOT MacTURK
5 Vale St., Salem,
Salem High School "Turk"
"Pistol Packing Mama" of the Beverly Rifle Club . . black hair and
freckles . . . enviably thin . . . trips to New York . . . quietly proud of her
Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Outing Club, 2; Waitress
at Soph Luncheon; Daisy Chain.
JEAN STORY MADDOCKS Retailing
286 Nehoiden St., Needham, Mass.
Needham High School
Used to play the piano with serious designs on a musical career. . but
lately her fingers have been kept busy on a typewriter . . .manages to
find time to attend Boston s choice musical events.
Christian Science Club, 1, Reader, 2, 3; Scribunal, 2.
BARBARA METCALF Business
101 Hawthorne Rd., Duluth, Minn.
Stanbrook Hall "Barby"
Dimples that twinkle whenever she laughs . . . combines the happy moron
with the sober thinker . . . vivacious Westerner.
Dramatic Club, 3; Newman, 3, 4; Scribunal, 3, 4; Outing Club,
3; Transfer Committee.
LELA B. MARSH Library Science
44 Hooker St., Allston, Mass.
Brighton High School
Interested in everything from the Air Corps to the %po . . . economics is one
hobby into which she hopes to delve more deeply . . . prefers Cugat and
Ellington musically; Ola' s and Marliave's gastronomically.
Academy, 3, 4; Y.W.C.A., 1, 4; o2o Club, 4; Simmons Forum, 3-
BARBARA HOWE MAXWELL Business
499 Park Drive, Boston, Mass.
Wakefield High School "Barb"
"/ don't know why I'm so good natured" . . nice legs . . just enough
freckles . . .never in a hurry, even at 8:46 . . .finds climbing stairs life' s
Musical Association, 1, 2; Newman Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal,
2, 3, 4; Usher at Baccalaureate and Commencement; Waitress
at Senior Luncheon; Daisy Chain.
(MRS.) ELIZABETH STOOTHOFF MILLER Home Economics
Herricks Rd., East Williston, N. Y.
Southern Seminary, Va. "Buff"
Has the Marine situation well in hand. . .keeps her worries to herself
and turns the sunny side out . . .has warmth and charm.
Home Economics Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice President, 4; Outing Club,
1; Student Government, Representative, 4.
(MRS.) ELEANOR COHEN MILLER English
46 Nottinghill Rd., Brighton, Mass.
Dorchester High School for Girls "Ellie"
An exam a day was her motto in the fall, but she considers Mert and
Washington well worth it...argyle sweaters, spaghetti, and foreign
movies are now secondary interests.
Academy, 4; English Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2, 3, 4; Pan-
American Society, 2, 3-
ANNA ELIZABETH MORRIS English
39 Berkeley St., Nashua, N. H.
Nashua High School
Four years of hectic, last-minute rushes . . woman of many moods and
varied interests . . . infectious grin and graceful walk . . . third floor
smoker inhabitant, especially late at night ....
English Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Unity Club, 1, 2; News, 1; Fen Ways, 4:
Class Executive Board, 2; Baccalaureate and Commencement
Usher; Daisy Chain; Hobo Party; Junior Welcome Committee;
May Party, 3.
ALICE K. MORRISON Business
555 Liberty St., Braintree, Mass.
Braintree High School "Lyce"
Don't let that baby face fool you — that determined little chin means
business! . . .adds plenty of pep, personality and rhythm to the Bluettes
. . .as well as to any party!
Scribunal, 2, 3; Mic, Assistant Photography Editor, 3, Photogra-
phy Editor, 4; Chairman Senior Bridge, 4; Mic Dance Commit-
LYDIA J. MURDOCK Nursing
33 Oxford St., Webster, Mass.
Bartlett High School "Lyd"
Sleeps the sleep of the just . . thrives on a good laugh, dancing, and
Brigham's sundaes. . .knit two, rip out four . . Dudley dynamo.
Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; Unity Club, 1.
LUCILLE EVA NAAS Nursing
79 Nonantum St., Brighton, Mass.
Brighton High School "Lou"
Pretty brown eyes . . .conscientious — "Got a p.m. and I'm going home"
. . ."What's your time, Webel"
Anne Strong Club, 2, 3, 4; Y.W.C.A., 1, 2, 3.
CYNTHIA NEAL Library Science
100 East St., Walton, N. Y.
Walton High School "Tinnie"
Unlimited humor in the Joan Davis style. . .continually "butting
around' ' . . . a magazine the midnight before exams . . . hands in pocket
. . .coat wide open.
Y.W.C.A., 1, 2; o2o, 3, 4; Daisy Chain.
NATALIE NORTON Business
740 Chestnut St., Manchester, N. H.
Northfteld Seminary "Nat"
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality and hair-do-up on Fridays and
down on Mondays . . . smoothest of dates, but captain and instigator of
the fourth floor footballers . . . dead-pan humor keeps us guessing.
MARIE FRANCES O'CONNELL Business
24 Oread St., Worcester, Mass.
Worcester South High School
Breathless at 8:45 . . . always ready for a laugh . . . after Holy Cross foot-
b.ill games , peach and cherry pie are her favorite pastimes .
Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Commencement Usher;
EILEEN ALICE O FLAHERTY Nursing
31 Lindall St., Roslindale, Mass.
Roslindale High School "Fleget"
Nothing like a good argument . . . a talent for making people laugh . . .
lives up to her ideals . . .writes "adequate" letters . . somebody everyone
Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Freshman-Junior
DOROTHEA BLAKE OHMART Library Science
25 Mayo Rd., Wellesley, Mass.
Wellesley High School "Dot"
Graceful on a dance floor — fun on a hike. . .an ardent V -mailer. . .
makes a lovely Lady in Red . . . vivacious, versatile, and typically
Dramatic Club, 1, 2; Musical Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Outing Club,
3, 4; Unity Club, 1, 2; o2o Club, 2, 3, President, 4; Commence-
ment Choir, 1.
ELEANOR MARIANNE OSTROM Nursing
657 Adams St., Quincy, Mass.
Quincy Senior High School
A pianist at heart . . .inevitably late for first hour . . can change a flat
tire as fast as a bed . . . Susie Q.
Academy, 3, 4; Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; Unity, 1; League of
Evangelical Students, 2, 3, 4.
HARRIET GOULD PAGE Nursing
Fremont St., Raymond, N. H.
Raymond High School "Pagie"
She likes to read and talk and play;
We like her easy-going way;
An empty purse, but a top-notch nurse,
And a disposition graded A.
Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Musical Association, 1; Massachusetts
General Student Council, 3.
VASILIA G. PANAGES Home Economics
1415 Congress St., Portland, Maine
Deering High School "Lee"
A quiet but dependable friend . . . bright . . . keen . . . loves pink carna-
tions, for ma Is, and hand-knit sweaters . . . came to us from IV est brook.
ANN ELIZABETH PARADISE Home Economics
1333 Quincv Shore Blvd., Quincv, Mass.
Quincy High School "A. P."
Smooth and sweet. . .conversationalist par excellence. . .has a yen for
slumming. . enthuses over Spanish music. . .refreshingly frank.
English Club, 2; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 2, 3, 4;
Mic, Staff, 2, Assistant Business Manager, 3-
HELEN LOUISE PARSHLEY
12 Van Norden Rd., Woburn, Mass.
Woburn High School "Parsh"
Climbs mountains and loves old houses . . . detests Revere Beach and her
own attempts at knitting . . . living and dancing are synonymous with
Art Guild, 2; Dramatic Club, 1; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Y.W.C.A., 4;
News, Typing Staff, 4; Daisy Chain.
RUTH ALMERA PARSONS Business
25 Wood St., Nashua, N. H.
Nashua High School "Dee Dee"
Transfer from Colby College
Does all her homework on the train out to Andover-Newton . . . knits
furiously at meals .. .favorite reading: Boston Cooking School Cook
Book — Van won t have to get dinner.
Scribunal, 4; Transfer Committee.
ANNE LAURA PATTERSON Library Science
109 Glenwood St., Lowell, Mass.
Rogers Hall "Pat"
Always ready to go . . . twinkling eyes . . . subtle humor . . . thick and thin
friend . . . "love me, love my dog ' . . . her only hobby is buying shoes.
Christian Science Club, 3, 4; o2o, 4; Baccalaureate Usher.
(MRS.) ELIZABETH S. PATTISON Science
93 Binney St., Boston, Mass.
Framingham High School "Elly"
fourteen carat and genuine through and through. . .frank. . .wide-eyed
. . . a smile you remember . . . calories never bother her . . .finishes what-
ever she sets out to do.
Academy, 3, 4; Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Class Executive Board, 2.
ELSA A. PETERSON Nursing
857 Watertown St., West Newton, Mass.
Newton High School "Petey"
First love: M.G.H.O.R. . . .neat as a pin; punctual as a clock. . .
cra%_y about babies, particularly the littlest ones . . . Gilbert and Sullivan
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Unity Club, 1, 2.
ESTER VICTORIA PETERSON Preprofessional
21 Glen St., Maiden, Mass.
Maiden High School "Pete"
Cool, calm, and competent .. .a record collector with Phil's help...
gracious in every way . . . a perfect hostess . . . can cook, sew, and sing.
Academy, Executive Board, 3, President, 4; Art Guild, 2; Dra-
matic Club, 1; Y.W.C.A., 4; U.S.S.A., 4; May Party; Commence-
ment Usher; Waitress at Senior and Soph Luncheons; Daisy
Chain; Curriculum Committee, 2, 3; Red Cross, 2, 3; School
BARBARA PLATT Science
9 Kenwood PI., Lawrence, Mass.
Lawrence High School "Piatt"
Refuses to pronounce her "r's". . .likes Chanel. . .a blonde bombshell
with a lot of " umph" . . .forever losing money. . .her main interest —
Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1.
(MRS.) ELIZABETH MacLEAN PLUMB Home Economics
604 East Fifth St., South Boston, Mass.
South Boston High School "Betty"
Never a hair out of place . . . loves Chinese food, all she can get . . . her
postwar plans include raising a family .
Y.W.C.A., Secretary, 2; Commencement Usher; Waitress at
SHIRLEY M. POTTS Business
65 East Elm Ave., Wollaston, Mass.
North Quincy High School
Transfer from Boston University
At ease on a dance floor or a tennis court . . . proficient in classes .. .de-
lights in Gilbert and Sullivan . . .her pet love, her dog Spotty!
ELAINE HELEN PROBORSZCZ Business
16 Frost Ave., Dorchester, Mass.
Girls' Latin School
Casual and carefree, without a worry in the world. . .beautiful dancer,
who makes polkas her specialty . . . popular with all branches of the
service, but plays no favorites, yet!
Musical Association, 1; Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 3, 4;
Y.W.C.A., 1, 2, 3, 4; Commencement Usher; Waitress at Senior
Luncheon; Daisy Chain.
MARY ELISABETH PUCCI Science
Gott Ave., Pigeon Cove, Mass.
Rockport High School "Poochie"
"What a riot!" . . .ambitious and unusual . . smooth figure, despite her
large and ever-present appetite . . .everyone knows Poochie, but QUICK,
what s her first name 7 .
Art Guild, 2, 3; Ellen Richards Club, 2, 3, President, 4; P.S.,
Advertising Staff, 1.
JANET C. RADLO Home Economics
72 Elm Hill Ave., Roxbury, Mass.
Roxbury Memorial High School J an
A live wire that sparkles . . . symphony and chocolate cake . . . the Army
Air Corps currently heads her long, long list . . a real smoothie, even in
Home Ec garb!
Academy, 3, 4; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2, 3,
Vice-President, 4; Commencement Usher; News, 1, 2, 3, Social
Editor, 4; Mic, Circulation Staff, 2, 3-
ELIZABETH ASTON RAY English
22 Summit PI., Stamford, Conn.
Stamford High School "Beth"
Gal of many nicknames and a fascinating Park Ave. drawl . . .to her a
piano means Bach inventions . . .just can t start a theme before three in
English Club, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1; Junior Welcome
Committee; Transfer Committee, 4; Baccalaureate, Commence-
ment, and President's Reception Usher; Senior-Faculty Supper
Waitress; Daisy Chain; Fen Ways, 4.
RUTH RICEMAN Library Science
70 Wallingford Rd., Brighton, Mass.
Jeremiah E. Burke High School "Ruthie"
Up and coming . . . a regular pal . . . happy outlook . . . worth her weight
Menorah, 4; o2o, 4.
HELEN LOUISE RILEY Nursing
188 Florence St., Melrose, Mass.
Melrose High School "Rye"
A "keep 'em flying" gal. . .good-natured, sweet, and lovely . . .Howard
Johnson s and air mail letters . . . working towards a railroad ticket to
west of the Rockies.
May Party Committee; Newman Club, 2, 3, 4; Anne Strong Club,
2, 3, 4; Waitress at Sophomore Luncheon; Class Executive
Board, 1; Student Activities Committee, 1.
PAULINE RIORDAN Library Science
68Johnswood Rd., Roslindale, Mass.
Roslindale High School
Naturally shy . . . sedate manner . . . twinkling eyes . . .she gets things
done in a quiet way . . . loves to hike and sail.
Art Guild, 2; Newman, 1, 3; Le Cercle Francais, 3; Outing
ADAH-GRACE ROBERTS Business
617 East Broad St., Westfield, N. J.
Tall. . .dark. . .distinguished. . .time out for Officers' Club, Anzacs,
and Pan-American Society . . .extremely busy.
Art Guild, 1, 2, 3, Secretary-Treasurer, 2, Chairman of Social
Activities, 3; Pan-American Society, Secretary-Treasurer, 2,
President, 3, 4; Ring Committee, 2; Old English Dinner, Decora-
tion Committee, 2, Assistant Play Director, 3; War Fund Cap-
tain; P.S., Business Staff, 1; Daisy Chain; Baccalaureate Usher;
LILLIAN ROSENBERG Science
133 Ruthven St., Roxbury, Mass.
Roxbury Memorial High School "Kitty"
A passion for skiing . . . a fondness for New Hampshire . . . a strong
attraction for labs . . .a love for poetry.
CORINNE SYLVIA ROSENBLATT
57 Church St., Canton, Mass.
Canton High School
St. Thomas Aquinas and 25-mile bike rides . . . can squeeze an advertising
contract from a rock . . . a true Bostonian who knows her hometown from
the Grace Home Galleries to Durgin-Park.
English Club, 2, 3, 4;Menorah, 1, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1;
Commencement, 3; Baccalaureate and Commencement Choir, 1;
Fen Ways, Advertising Manager, 4.
WINIFRED LOIS RUBIN Professional
158 Thorndike St., Brookline, Mass.
Brookline High School "Wini"
Social work will never cramp Wini's style! . . .beautiful, brainy, and
down-to-earth . . . sports stunning clothes, Chen Yu nails, and, best of all,
a pair of silver wings!
Student Assembly, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais, 1; Outing Club, 3;
Class Executive Board, 4.
CAROLINE M. RUSSELL Science
26 North St., Plymouth, Mass.
Plymouth High School "Cary"
From skiing to sailing, she's a natural at sports . . .loves her sciences
and knows 'em . . .the gamin of Evans second floor.
Ellen Richards, 1, 2, 3, 4; Transfer Committee; Baccalaureate
Usher; Commencement Usher; Daisy Chain; Usher at President's
(MRS.) EDNA HRYNEWICH RYMSHA Nursing
242 Hurley St., Cambridge, Mass.
Cambridge High and Latin School "Ed"
Always thinking of someone else . . . "Anticipation is ^4 of the fun
flashing knitting needles . . .gay and unpredictable.
A.S.U., 3; Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3; Newman, 1, 2, 3; Y.W.
LILLIAN SAGER Business
11 Starbird St., Maiden, Mass.
Maiden High School "Lil"
Secretarial efficiency plus . . . a bit of deviltry under a smooth surface . . .
Lone Ranger enthusiast. . .charming. . .vivacious.
Academy, 3, 4; Secretary, 4; Menorah, 1; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4;
Y.W.C.A., 4; May Party, 3; News, Typing Staff, 3, 4; United
States Student Assembly, 4.
ALICE M. SAUNDERS Business
24 Holden Rd., Belmont, Mass.
Belmont High School "Al"
At home on a baseball field . . . frank . . . willing . . . sincere . . . dry wit . . .
loathes early morning rising.
Newman, 1, 4; Scribunal, 3, 4; Assembly Suggestion Committee,
4; Defense Committee, 3, 4, Chairman, 4; War Fund Drive,
ETHEL CLARA SCHARMANN Business
1 Kenwood St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Pittsfield High School "Pebbie"
Tears around on Wednesdays, getting News to press . . . knows Boston
from the Blue Ship to Beacon Hill . . .easy to be with . . .nice to know.
Musical Association, 1; Unity, 1; Old English Dinner, 3; Bac-
calaureate Usher; Volunteer Ward Aide, Chairman, 4; Red Cross
Drive, 3; Senior-Faculty Supper, Waitress, 2; Daisy Chain;
Shush Committee, 2; Baccalaureate Choir, 3; Commencement
Choir, 3; News, Technical Staff, 3, Assistant Technical Editor, 3,
Technical Editor, 4, Dance Committee, 3, Banquet Committee, 3-
MARION SECUNDA English
108 East Housatonic St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Pittsfield High School
With brains and ambition, she finished jour years in three . . .likes play-
ing Mr. Anthony, but has problems of her own in N.C. . . .a clever sense
of humor makes her fun to be with.
Academy, 3, 4; English Club, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee
Club accompanist, 1, 2; U.S.S. A., 4; News, Feature Staff, 4.
MARY ELIZABETH SHEEHAN Library Science
340 Manchester St., Manchester, N. H.
St. Joseph High School "GE"
Democracy, here I come. . .early-morning glamor. . .can't count her in-
coming mail, or males . . .off to New York!
Dramatic Club, 1; Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4, Treasurer, 4; o2o, 2, 3, 4;
Hobo Party, Chairman; Baccalaureate Usher; Commencement
Usher; Waitress at Senior and Soph Luncheons; Daisy Chain;
Freshman-Junior Wedding, Usher; President's Reception,
Usher; Social Activities Committee, Class Representative.
IRENE M. SHEPHERD Nursing
56 Brookdale St., Roslindale, Mass.
Roslindale High School "Shep"
Peppy Brighamite with an infectious grin . . . ritual: coke, ice cream, and
a letter a day . . . cherihses secret plans to stowaway on a certain aircraft
Anne Strong, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, 3-
EVELYN SHOWSTACK Science
51 Phillips St., Boston, Mass.
Roxbury Memorial High School "Freckles"
Watch out for this candid photographer . . . writes verse . . . loves foreign
restaurants . . . bacteriolog y and public health on her hit parade.
A.S.U., 1, 2; Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2, 3, 4.
E. JANE SILSBY Business
55 Church St., Newport, N. H.
Towle High School "Sils"
Left-handed, red-headed secretary . . . blue kerchief at breakfast . . . three
letters a week . . . the Statler . . . likes Camels, cokes, khaki, and Cliff.
BARBARA M. SIMS Business
25 Palmer Ave., Jewett City, Conn.
Griswold High School "Barb"
Our Simmons Mademoiselle . . boogie-woogie fiend . . loves the Copley . . .
Tabu . symphonies, plays. . .sharp in red flannels. . .interests range
from Africa to Colorado.
Musical Association, 1; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Unity, 1, 2, 3; Daisy
ANTONIA SMERLAS Preprofessional
29 Newtowne Court, Cambridge, Mass.
Cambridge Latin School "Toni"
Easy to know and easier to like . . . lends moral support to basketball
teams... high voltage that squeaks under pressure .. .there 's no one
quite like Toni'.
Academy, 4; Musical Association, 1, 2; May Party, Chairman, 3;
Junior Prom; Junior Welcome Committee; Baccalaureate, Com-
mencement, and President's Reception Usher; Daisy Chain;
Class Executive Board, 2; Student Government Representative, 3;
Class Secretary, 4; Student Government Secretary, 3-
DOROTHY E. SPRAGUE Business
58 Dexter St., Maiden, Mass.
Maiden High School "Dottie"
Struggles with natural curly hair . . . accounting is her second nature . . .
fascinated by football . . .enjoys eating — anything.
Art Guild, 2; Dramatic Club, 1; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Assembly
Suggestion Committee, 4; News, Typing Staff, 3, 4.
"Bring on the food!" . . .
smile . . . and a very able
21 Fairmont St., Maiden
Maiden High School
Looks most professional in that white uniform-
wonderfully good-natured gal with a lovely
Dramatic Club, 1; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Musical Asso-
ciation, 1; Y.W.C.A., 4; Commencement Usher; Daisy Chain;
RITA E. STEELE Library Science
25 Goodrich Rd., Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Jamaica Plain High School "Reet"
Symphony comes first, but there are still sighs aplenty for B.G. . . .
prefers men with crew cuts, tweeds, and brains . . . and is still wondering
if Tech men fill the bill!
Unity Club, 1, 2; Pan-American, 4; o2o Club, 3, 4; Usher at
President's Reception; Senior Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain;
Class Executive Board, 4.
ALBINA SZALA Ni
Taft Ave., North Dartmouth, Mass.
Dartmouth High School "Al"
Like Florence Nightingale, she carries a torch, but hers is for Bronnie! . . .
black nighties and Latin dances . . . "But he' s got a wonderful sense of
Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Newman
Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Old English Dinner, 3; Baccalaureate and Com-
mencement Choir, 2; Class Executive Board, 3.
ELEANOR TANSEY Library Science
99 Thacher St., Milton, Mass.
Milton High School
Eleanor is a lithe lady with plenty of poise . . . very much alive and click-
ing . . .a nipping wit and a happy optimism rule her day.
Newman Club, 1, 2, 3,4;o2oClub, 1,2, 3,4.
PHYLLIS MARIE THOMPSON Business
92 Lang Ave., Belmont, Mass.
Belmont High School "Phyl"
Generally lunches on two sweet rolls and dessert. . .Murray's waiting
for you at Info, Phyl . . boundless energy, but sometimes stricken with
rigor mortis . . witty, winsome, and well-dressed.
Commencement Usher, 3; Commencement Program Committee, 4.
MARGARET RIPLEY TRAIL Nursing
121 Central Ave., Milton, Mass.
Milton High School "Margie"
Margie's disposition is always very sweet
It brought a very handsome man kneeling at her feet.
She makes our nurses' training easier to bear,
By being thoughtful, speaking softly, smiling everywhere.
Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President, 5; Musical Association,
1; Unity Club, 1; Y.W.C.A., 1.
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BERNICE ARLENE TREES Home Economics
24 Washington St., Lawrence, Mass.
Lawrence High School "Trees"
Charter member of the swing shift . . .her gorgeous red hair is the envy of
the campus . . .ankle bracelets, spike heels, and men.
Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Unity Club, 2.
LEOLA WASHBURN Library Science
54 Hopedale St., Hopedale, Mass.
Warm and sympathetic, campus confidante . . .thrives on music, be it
Koussevitsky, James, or her own. . .party-goer and solitary walker. . .
hates mushrooms and superficiality.
Musical Association, 1, 2; Y.W.C.A., 1; o2o Club, 3, 4; Junior
Welcome Committee; Baccalaureate and President's Reception
Usher; Senior-Faculty Supper Waitress; Daisy Chain; Bacca-
laureate and Commencement Choir.
JANE ELIZABETH WEBER Nursing
16 Summer St., Weston, Mass.
Pottsville High School "Webe"
Weaknesses — pleated skirts .. .pie a la mode . . . and appendectomies . . .
rosy cheeks and a wonderful disposition . . . and the Navy, of course!
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2; Musical Association, 1, 2, Secretary, 3;
May Party; Junior Welcome Committee; Old English Dinner, 1;
Baccalaureate and Commencement Choir, 1, 2.
MARION LOUISE WELLS Home Economics
11 Fairmount St., Melrose, Mass.
Melrose High School "Mimi"
Camping at Lake Winnipesaukee is tops with her, but seafood and the
Air Corps rate plenty high . . . would like to know just what it feels like
to be TALL!
Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Unity Club, 1; Commencement
Usher; Senior Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain.
VIRGINIA DEANA WERNLUND Nursing
8433 West Rivershore Dr., Niagara Falls, N. Y.
Niagara Falls Senior High School "Ginny"
Ginny, with the bright brown eyes
Is jolly and pretty as well as wise;
Highly efficient when the need arises,
But ready to laugh at jokes and surprises.
Academy, 3, 4, 5; Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; Art Guild, 3; Musical
Association, 1; Sophomore Shush Committee; Old English
Dinner; Sophomore Luncheon Waitress.
CAMILLE WEST English
74 Wedgemere Ave., Winchester, Mass.
Winchester High School "Cam"
Author at 21 with a story in Mademoiselle. . .West Point representa-
tive to Simmons refreshing humor all her own.
Dramatic Club, 1, 2, 3, Secretary, 4; English Club, 1, 2, Secretary,
3, 4; Freshman Frolic; Junior Welcome Committee, Assistant
Chairman; Ring Committee; Student Government Representa-
tive, 4; Honor Board, Secretary, 3; Class Executive Board, 3;
News, Social Editor, 2, Feature Editor, 3; Fen Ways, Feature
ELLEN THOREL WESTBROOK Library Science
81 Canal St., Lyons, N. Y.
Lyons High School "Suzie"
Gorgeous blue eyes and a perfect widow's peak. . .chatter, giggling, and
teasing are her pet pastimes, handy in a quiet and sober library!
Unity Club, 1, 2, 3; o2o Club, 2, 3, 4.
JANET MARIE WESTFALL Home Economics
200 Starin Ave., Buffalo, N. Y.
Buffalo Seminary "Jan"
Transfer from the University of Buffalo
Dainty and pretty . . . a sweetheart of Sigma Chi . . .her efficiency and
ready laugh make those horrible I.M. mornings not quite so bad.
Home Economics Club, 3, 4; Glee Club, 3; A Capella, 3; Transfer
DORIS HELEN WHITEHEAD Nursing
127 South St., Auburn, Mass.
Auburn High School "Whitcy"
Dimples, charm, and personality plus .. Tech wins again ..." Hey,
kids, Mum just sent a box!' ' . . . smooth clothes, and dates every night.
Anne Strong Club, 2, 3; Unity Club, 1; Junior Welcome Com-
mittee; Class Executive Board, 1; Student Government Repre-
sentative, 2; Dorm Advisory Council, 2; Honor Board, 3; Dorm
166 Quincy Ave., Dedham, Mass.
Dedham High School
Our 1942 waltz queen. . .a gay hit of femininity with a mind of her own
. . .a passion for foreign food . . "He wears a pair of silver wings."
Home Economics Club, 2, 3, Program Committee, 3; Musical
Association, 2, 3; Unity, 1; Usher at Commencement and Presi-
dent's Reception; Waitress at Soph and Senior Luncheons; Daisy
Chain; Baccalaureate Choir, 2; Commencement Choir, 2.
HELEN WISH Science
93 Marion St., Brookline, Mass.
Brookline High School "Wishie"
" . . . I am not contained between my hat and my boots."
Academy, 3, 4; Dramatic Club, 1; Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Menor-
ah, 1,2,3, 4;Y.W.C.A.,3, 4.
IRMA PHYLLIS WOLF Nursing
38 Harrington Ave., Quincy, Mass.
Quincy Senior High School "Irma"
Sweaters . . . sociology . . . hand-knit argyles . . . inhabits record shops . . .
and loves her nursing career!
Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; English Club, 2, 3; Menorah, 1, 2, 3, 4;
Waitress at Soph Luncheon.
IRMA S. WOLFSON Home Economics
1729 North Shore Rd., Revere, Mass.
Revere High School
Strives for perfection . . . does very well by sentimental piano tunes . . .
time is not her master. . .silver wings prove she doesn't know there's a
Dramatic Club, 1; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Menorah,
1, 2, 3, 4; Simmons Forum, 3.
ALICE J. WOODHULL Business
86 Pleasant St., Wakefield, Mass.
Wakefield High School "Al"
Super sense-of -humor. . .Bob Hope jokes .. .likes music, classical or
jaz&. . .reads people like a book. . "solid!"
Waitress at Senior Luncheon; Daisy Chain; Baccalaureate Choir,
3, Commencement Choir, 3-
ANITA MAY WOOLEY Home Economics
197 Hunting Hill Ave., Middletown, Conn.
Meriden High School "Wool"
The mailman s best customer. . .a slap-happy gal . . .has a personal
interest in Engliand .. .always getting "in the mood" .. .dancing s
Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Outing Club, 1; Unity, 1; Daisy
CHARLOTTE WUNDERLY Nursing
9 Lincoln St., Arlington, Mass.
Arlington High School "Charl"
Tiny, blonde, vivacious . . a cheery "hi" for everyone . . .favorite haunt
is the butt room . . . dates by the dozen.
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Sophomore Luncheon Waitress;
Chairman of Social Activities, 1.
HILDA YEE Science
60 Linden St., Allston, Mass.
Girls' Latin School "Hilly"
Little, but what a big personality . . . her heart belongs to chemistry . . .
always willing to help . . . wants to go to China for reconstruction work.
Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4, Secretary-Treasurer, 3; Y.W.C.A., 2, 4,
International Student Association Council, Chairman, 2.
DOROTHY HAZEL BOOTH Nursing
23 Daytona Rd., Lynn, Mass.
Lynn Classical High School "Dotty"
Fun seeker and gloom chaser . . . interests lie south of the Mason-Dixon
. . .mysteries, fireplace, and Cape Cod cottages . . .interior decorating s a
Anne Strong Club, 2, 3; Unity Club, 1; Y.W.C.A., 1.
PATRICIA MARY DOHERTY Nursing
204 Spring Ave., Arlington, Mass.
Pat is a morale builder .. .likes sports, swing music, and lengthy
heated discussions . . -goes for the caveman type . . . we like her, the Army
(MRS.) SYBIL FICKSMAN Professional
180 Bonad Rd., Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Roxbury Memorial High School "Syb"
LL.B. — Boston University Law School
Ambition plus — to be here with one degree in law already'. . . main
interest is her husband . . . collects fascinating jewelry and dogs . . .
accepts what comes calmly and intelligently .
BARBARA GOLDENBERG English
67 Cheney St., Roxbury, Mass.
Girls' Latin School "Barb"
Simmons contribution to U.S. -Mexican solidarity .. James Thurber,
Harvard, and Widener . . . dabbles in dancing and hopes someday to do
a perfect tour fete.
Academy, 3, 4; Dramatic Club, 1, 2, 3; English Club, 2; Le
Cercle Francais, 2; Pan-American Society, 3, 4; Daisy Chain;
News, Feature Editor, 3-
PHYLLIS M. JACOBS Nursing
65 Russett Rd., West Roxbury, Mass.
Roslindale High School "Phyl"
' 'Don't laugh at my jokes — too much' ' . . . she aims to be the perfect wife,
and we think she'll do it . . .a sincere and valuable friend.
PHYLLIS SELMA KOSKY Preprofessional
895 Morton St., Mattapan, Mass.
Dorchester High School for Girls
Helen of Troy had a wandering glance
Sappho ' s restriction was only the sky
Ninon was ever the chatter of France
But, 0, what a good girl am I!
Academy, 4; English Club, 3; Menorah, 1.
GLADYS MILSTEIN Professional
162 Elm St., Westfield, Mass.
Westfield High School
Ec fiend. . .a three-year brain child. . .sympathetic listener . . .swell to
talk with . . . symphony and opera are just tops . . . a regular qui^ kid . . .
and, oh, how ambitious!
Menorah, 1, 2; Hillel, 3, 4; USSA, 3, 4; News, 2, 3, 4; Mic, 2;
Fire Proctor, 3; RWR, 2, 3, 4.
ANN STEARNS Professional
3561 Locksley Drive, Pasadena, Calif.
South Pasadena High School "Stearnsie"
"Oh, Johnny.'" . . .Sunday morning waffles in the smoker. . .tip-tilted
nose and two favorite expressions: "When I was at Reed..." and
Mr. Sypher says ..."
Waitress at Senior-Faculty Supper.
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